You are now in anguish, but I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice.  - Jn 16:22

Reflection. Those who turn to the Lord in difficult times, delight Him.  He wants to carry your cross with you.  He wants to become your Simon of Cyrene.  His service is freely given.  Dispose your soul for an increase of grace because every gesture of love that you offer the Lord is answered with a lavish outpouring of His love in return.  He can never be outdone in generosity.

Prayer. Jesus, help me dispel the emotional pain of sadness.  I desire to give myself to You in a spirit of joy and thanksgiving.  Thank You for assuring me that one day my heart will be full of joy.