Blessed Edward Jones
Jesus said to his disciples, “Amen, amen, I say to you, you will weep and mourn, while the world rejoices; you will grieve, but your grief will become joy. When a woman is in labor, she is in anguish because her hour has arrived; but when she has given birth to a child, she no longer remembers the pain because of her joy that a child has been born into the world. So you also are now in anguish. But I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy away from you. On that day you will not question me about anything. Amen, amen, I say to you, whatever you ask the Father in my name he will give you” (John 16: 20-23).
Jesus is reassuring us that Heaven is what we are truly created for. Life is hard at times and it is never easy to be a leader who promotes service. But this life is not the end. It is really only the beginning.
Lord, strengthen my faith and conviction that I am made for eternal life in Heaven.
Impact Sports: When a player is injured, is my immediate reaction to pray for them?
Impact Life: Do I believe that this life prepares us for the next?