From Grief to Gladness

 
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Friday of 6th Week of Easter, based on John 16:20-23

Jesus said: “Very truly, I tell you, you will weep and mourn, but the world will rejoice; you will have pain, but your pain will turn into joy. When a woman is in labour, she has pain, because her hour has come. But when her child is born, she no longer remembers the anguish because of the joy of having brought a human being into the world. So you have pain now; but I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy from you. On that day you will ask nothing of me. Very truly, I tell you, if you ask anything of the Father in my name, he will give it to you.”


Scripture passage from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright 1989, 1993, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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About Beth McCormick, O.P.

Sr. Beth McCormick, O.P. does spiritual direction and retreats out of the Mariandale retreat Center in Ossining, New York. She has formerly been a high school and college teacher as well as the coordinator of the preachiing institute at Mariandale. She now works particularly with the spirituality of aging.