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On Today’s Gospel

Posted: May 10, 2013 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

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Ever so often many of us wait till we have dilemmas or tragedies happen before we turn to God to seek comfort, even answers. Is it not sad that we had missed an opportunity to be in a beautiful long lasting relationship where even in the face of adversity we have hope and peace.

Sometimes it is necessary for us to go through trials and suffering so that we may be purged of all that is unholy, of our spiritual arrogance and to be purified and strengthened by the graces God will bestow upon us.  We learn to see that joy, is often found to be sorrow unmasked in Christ.

Even in times when it is pitch dark and we feel so very alone and afraid, the light of our faith can still shine bright because we know in certitude that our Lord and Saviour, Jesus is with us at every moment guiding us and leading us out of the darkness.  He alone can calm the stormy seas of our lives with His Word.

We also know that when we choose to love and serve our God, anything we ask in Jesus name God will provide.

Our hearts are filled with joy as we rejoice in You our Lord and God. Amen

GOSPEL John 16:20–23

Jesus said to his disciples: “Amen, amen, I say to you, you will weep and mourn, while the world rejoices; you will grieve, but your grief will become joy. When a woman is in labor, she is in anguish because her hour has arrived; but when she has given birth to a child, she no longer remembers the pain because of her joy that a child has been born into the world. 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. On that day you will not question me about anything. Amen, amen, I say to you, whatever you ask the Father in my name he will give you.”