“There are Christians whose lives seem like Lent without Easter. I realize of course that joy is not expressed the same way at all times in life, especially at moments of great difficulty. Joy adapts and changes, but it always endures, even as a flicker of light born of our personal certainty that, when everything is said and done, we are infinitely loved.”
— Pope Francis, Apostalic Exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium, November 2013
Beloved, grant that we may each know in the depths of our heart that we are infinitely loved. Amen.