Paul's letter to the church at Philippi has power because his words of joy are the words of someone who has experienced unexpected barriers to joy. His life was full of the kind of circumstances that tend to discourage and depress us. Paul left a mark on others, at least in part because of his joy. He calls us to joy from the unexpected prison and circumstantial barriers to joy. This episode is a reminder that in the hardest of times, an amazing, overflowing joy is still available!