17th September 2019 Tuesday 24th Week of Ordinary Time - St. Robert Bellarmine
1 Timothy 3:1-13, Luke 7:11-17
“Do not cry”
All of us have experienced our personal tragedies or known people who have suffered tragedies. Jesus comes to us and tells us those same words, “Do not cry.” He wants to give us joy in our sorrow as well as peace in our pain.
Our dead would remain dead. Our broken hearts would remain broken. Our sickness might continue or even worsen. The difference is that Jesus will be our comforter who will never let us be alone in our grief and sadness: He griefs with us, He hurts with us, He suffers with us. He is our hope and security.
Question for reflection:
1) Have I ever experienced Jesus’ comforting presence in moments when I face my deepest griefs?