Link to today’s readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/050616.cfm
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.”
We forget the pain of loss when we realize that the person has not really left, that they are still with us. Jesus left us here on earth, but He is always with us. Just as our loves ones who have died are in our hearts always, Jesus is always in our hearts – if we invite Him in.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, I invite you into my heart and into my life. In Jesus’ holy name, Amen.
God is king of all the earth, Alleluia!