11th day

«Jesus promises his disciples: "You will be sorrowful, but your sorrow will turn into joy" (Jn 16:20).»

-Pope Francis, The Joy of the Gospel

Comment from our readers...

The cause of our sorrows is very often quite small in comparison to what will cause our joy. We must live our sadness knowing that it is only transient. God calls us to a joy that is much greater, and to rejoice even in the difficult times, remembering that He is with us in all our hardships.