Homily for Friday of the 6th Week of Easter

In today’s Gospel passage, Jesus speaks to His disciples knowing that they will experience grief and sadness after His death. But he also assures them that these feelings won’t last forever. Their sorrow will turn into joy, a joy that no one will take from them because Jesus will see them again when he rises from the dead.

If we trust Jesus, whatever sorrows we endure will not last forever. Because He is present to us here and now in the power of His risen life, this transformation of sadness into joy can ] be experienced now and not just in the life beyond death but all during our life journey. This was something the disciples on the road to Emmaus discovered, and that we can all discover for ourselves.+

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