Christian faith and Christian joy are more than mere feelings. Faith is confidence in the Person and promises of God. Joy is the sense of well- being that is the fruit of something else. It is the fruit of a life lived in God. A life “lived in God” is eminently practical. If a person lives their anti-fragile faith in every environment, one can experience the joy that thrives in any environment. Fr. Michael Schmitz is the director of youth and young adult ministry for the Diocese of Duluth and chaplain for the Newman Center at the University of Minnesota-Duluth. Father Mike provides podcasts of his weekly homilies on iTunes and BulldogCatholic.org.