Carmelite Homilies are recorded by Fr. Gregory Houck, O, Carm., following the Cycle of Readings of the Common Lectionary. His preacher’s blog is found at: fathergreg.com
In today’s Gospel Jesus tells the disciples, ‘in a little while you will not see me and you will mourn; and in a little while you will see me and you will rejoice.’ We know what is the mourning, what is the rejoicing – it’s the crucifixion; it’s the resurrection. But they didn’t know. But I think they’re called to trust and we’re called to trust. Saint John of the Cross writes, “See that you are not saddened by the adversities of this world for you do not see the good that they bring.” I think that’s exactly what Jesus is telling us and telling the disciples in today’s Gospel – to trust God, to trust him, to trust.