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Thursday, May 21, 2009

More along these same lines

From today's Ascension Thursday 6th Thursday of Easter Gospel reading (St. John 16:16-20, for those playing at home):

"Amen, amen I say to you, that you shall lament and weep, but the world shall rejoice; and you shall be made sorrowful, but your sorrow shall be turned into joy."

The way I see it, unless we have the sorrow to turn to joy, we won't get the joy. Much like the miracle at the wedding feast in Cana, unless there is some standing water around, we won't have the finest wine.

That makes the sorrow not only bearable, but purposeful.

But it's still awful to endure.