"I am going away and I will come back to you." Jn 14:27
Knowing or grasping God completely is impossible, but we must keep trying, and the scriptures offer us any number of images of God all of which can help at different times in our lives. The book of Deuteronomy reminds us to praise and exalt God at all times, and to remember that God is a healer, someone who is anxious to be with us and make us whole. No matter how broken our life might feel, God's compassion and kindness will triumph over the darkness if only we let God be God.
Today's Gospel reminds us that Jesus told his disciples that he was going away but that they should not be overly troubled because he also promised to return. How important it is for us to remember Jesus' promise to be with us always even when it feels like he is nowhere to be found. And it is equally important to be steady in faith especially when friends or family are struggling to believe
Today, try to say nothing to those who are angry or disappointed in God.
What about our faith helps you most when you are living through dark times?