You will weep and mourn while the world rejoices.  You will be sorrowful, but your grief will turn into joy.  – Jn 16:20

Reflection.  Without the experience of pain, you can never really know the full meaning of joy.  You can learn to smile at your pain if you see it as a prelude to endless joy.

Prayer.  Remove the cup of pain from my lips, O Lord, and ready my soul for eternal happiness.