“Your Grief Will Become Joy” – a reflection by Msgr. John Esseff

On the feast of St. Philip Neri, Msgr. Esseff shares a special reflection on the Gospel of the Day.  Also, he asks if you have unforgiveness in your heart towards someone who has died.  He offers a remedy to that alienation.

Gospel JN 16:20-23

Jesus said to his disciples:

‘I tell you most solemnly,
you will be weeping and wailing
while the world will rejoice;
you will be sorrowful,
but your sorrow will turn to joy.
A woman in childbirth suffers,
because her time has come;
but when she has given birth to the child she forgets the suffering
in her joy that a man has been born into the world.
So it is with you: you are sad now,
but I shall see you again, and your hearts will be full of joy,
and that joy no one shall take from you.
When that day comes,
you will not ask me any questions.’

The readings on this page are from the Jerusalem Bible, which is used at Mass in most of the English-speaking world.

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