Saturday, February 20, 2010

They shall be comforted

"But they that mourn, they shall be comforted;  and they shall be comforted, not simply by a subsequent reward, a belated consolation prize for what they have suffered, but because their sorrow itself will be turned into joy even on earth, the sort of joy that gives life and strength and courage and exhilaration."

-- Rev. Gerald Vann, O.P. in The Divine Pity:  A Study in the Social Implications of the Beatitudes