Aleteia logoAleteia logoAleteia
Saturday 30 September |
Saint of the Day: St. Jerome
Aleteia logo
separateurCreated with Sketch.

7 Consoling quotes from Scripture if you’re grieving this Christmas


Zivica Kerkez | Shutterstock

Cerith Gardiner - published on 12/24/21

For when Christmas doesn't feel quite so merry.

As we mark the great event of Christ’s arrival in the world, there are many who may be finding it difficult to feel celebratory. One of the joys of Christmas is being with loved ones, so the pain of missing someone you love who’s not here anymore is often magnified at this time of year, which can lead to feelings of loneliness and fear about the future.

If you are in need of hope and consolation, or know someone who is, this selection of quotes from the Bible may settle your soul and bring some comfort.

Amen, amen, I say to you, you will weep and mourn, while the world rejoices; you will grieve, but your grief will become joy … I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy away from you.”

John 16:20,22


I consider that the sufferings of this present time are as nothing compared with the glory to be revealed for us.”

Romans 8:18

Though my flesh and my heart fail, God is the rock of my heart, my portion forever.”

Psalms 73:26


Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff comfort me.”

Psalms 23:4

May your mercy comfort me in accord with your promise to your servant.”

Psalms 119:76

Catholic QuotesChristmas
Support Aleteia!

Enjoying your time on Aleteia?

Articles like these are sponsored free for every Catholic through the support of generous readers just like you.

Thanks to their partnership in our mission, we reach more than 20 million unique users per month!

Help us continue to bring the Gospel to people everywhere through uplifting and transformative Catholic news, stories, spirituality, and more.

Support Aleteia with a gift today!

Daily prayer
And today we celebrate...

Entrust your prayer intentions to our network of monasteries

Top 10
See More
Get Aleteia delivered to your inbox. Subscribe here.