Friday in the Sixth Week of Easter
God is king of all the earth. (Responsorial Psalm 47:8a)
Risen Lord, our weeping and mourning will turn to joy when we see You again. We know Your comfort of our sadness, but this comfort can be taken away. I desire the joy that cannot be taken away.
What keeps me from knowing joy? One thing is the fear of mourning again. I know that I will, but I do not like that I will. Then, I will struggle to see You. So, I must look to You on lifted on the cross to recall the fullness of Your compassion, your sadness for sake. In the Garden of Gethsemane you told Peter, "(m)y soul is sorrowful, even to death" (Matthew 26:38). Help me remain with You in prayer to keep watch for joy beyond comfort, joy that is all I ask of You.