Jesus said to his disciples: ‘I tell you most solemnly, you will be weeping and wailing while the world will rejoice; you will be sorrowful but your sorrow will turn to joy.”

John 16:20-23

A wise lady once said that when the worlds moves one way, being Christians often means moving counter current. Today scripture makes us think about what our actions are based on. Are we influenced by worldly pressures? Do we allow the Spirit in us to move and open us to the Father’s will of us?

The way of Jesus will not always be easy, it will implies difficulties and at times suffering. What do we do when suffering come? Do we avoid and run away? Or do we turn to Jesus and rely on his promise that our suffering will turn into joy?

Today let us place our trust in Jesus and open our hearts to his will with humility and hope.