How to see

Thursday of the Sixth Week of Easter

Jn 16:16-20

In today's gospel, Jesus equated "seeing" with weeping while the world rejoices.  Eventually, our sorrow will turn into joy.

"Seeing" is yearning for the Lord who died; but on the third day he rose again.

"Seeing" is yearning for the vision of heaven and finally seeing it at the end of our lives.

"Seeing" is yearning for life especially from our suffering brothers and sisters and finally seeing the fruits of sacrifice and community building, we are able to see the fruits of our labor.

"Seeing" is St. Paul continuing his ministry as an apostle, even in the face of conflicts, would opt for the better alternative - to be apostle to the Gentiles.

Grant that we may see each day the face of Jesus in the world we live in.


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