Speaking on Gaudete Sunday, Pope Francis spoke about the true joy found only in Christ: "The human heart wants joy. Every family, all people aspire to happiness. But what is the joy that Christians are called to live and witness? It is the one that comes from God's closeness, from his presence in our lives. When Jesus entered history, with his birth in Bethlehem, humanity received the seed of the Kingdom of God, like a field that receives the seed of the coming harvest. You no longer need to look elsewhere! Jesus came to bring joy to all and forever. This is not only a joy hoped for or put off in heaven, but a real and palpable joy in the here and now, because Jesus himself is our joy, and our peace."