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There are joys hidden in sadness and blessings in suffering

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Fr. Luigi Maria Epicoco - published on 05/28/22

We do not always understand where Jesus is leading us, the meaning of the things that happen to us: We need the patience of constant discernment.

“A little while, and you will no longer see me, and again a little while, and you will see me.” Then some of his disciples said to one another, “What does he mean by saying to us, ‘A little while, and you will no longer see me, and again a little while, and you will see me’; and ‘Because I am going to the Father’?” They said, “What does he mean by this ‘a little while’? We do not know what he is talking about.” Jesus knew that they wanted to ask him, so he said to them, “Are you discussing among yourselves what I meant when I said, ‘A little while, and you will no longer see me, and again a little while, and you will see me’? 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.

(John 16:16-20)

There are Gospel passages that testify clearly to the difficulty the disciples experience in fully understanding Jesus.

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