Hope all is going well.
The pain of grief is the price of love.
When we lose someone close to us, we feel deeply the sore pain of grief.
We experience strong feelings of sorrow and sadness.
Jesus is very realistic and very understanding. He knows that when he is taken from his disciples that they will be plunged into a deep sorrow and sadness.
He knows that they will be hurting.
You will be weeping he says (today’s gospel) You will be sorrowful.
But he goes on to say that this painful experience won’t last forever. He gives them hope and says that their sorrow will turn to joy.
In other words, death won’t have the last word. Sorrow and sadness won’t be final.
Think back to the early days of lockdown (seems like forever ago) when we were reminded of the Emmaus story.
The two disciples discovered the truth of Christ’s words of sorrow turning to joy.
This is something, with faith, we are to believe - that sorrow will turn to joy.
Remember tonight the 9@9 prayer to the Holy Spirit. It’s at the foot of the page.
Let us all, each in our own home, unite in prayer and spirit each night at 9 for 9 nights.
If there are others in the house, pray it together. Maybe say it in front of your May altar.
Come, Holy Spirit.
Hope you have a good day
Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and kindle in them the fire of your love. Send forth your Spirit and they shall be created. And You shall renew the face of the earth.
O, God, who by the light of the Holy Spirit, did instruct the hearts of the faithful, grant that by the same Holy Spirit we may be truly wise and ever enjoy His consolations, Through Christ Our Lord, Amen.