Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Jesus consoles His disciples in their sorrow and promises them that they will rejoice when they see Him again

Pili Piñero
Friday of the Sixth Week of Easter
Gospel text
Jn 16:20-23
"So you also are now in anguish. But I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy away from you."
Gospel's Commentary
Today Jesus repeats that we will feel His closeness and that He will accompany us in our troubled times. Doing good requires effort. There is not a noble ideal that is reached without sacrifice. When we do good, our joy is great and we do not remember our difficulties. - Jesus asks us to fight to be good as He is, and if we accept His help, God Himself guides us to sanctity, to Heaven. Neither here, nor there, will anyone be able to take away our joy of living with Jesus.

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