Joy and Sorrow

“Joy and sadness are born at the same time, both arising from such deep places in your heart that you can’t find words to capture your complex reactions. These emotions make us look forward in expectation to the day when our hearts will be filled with perfect joy, a joy that no one shall take away from us.
“The mystery of death and life is part of the celebration of Christmas, a celebration that proclaims the victory, in Christ, of life over death. We have not been promised a life free from sorrow, but one in which joy will have the last word.”  Henri Nouwen