The Youth & Young Adult of St. Monica


The Lemons

Despite having generally awesome lives, we never seem satisfied. We always want more. We want a better phone, a better grade, a better house, etc. For the most part, this is just greed because what we have is suitable (and in most cases, more than we actually need). However, at Mass this weekend, we heard that in many cases, we can expect a reward for our struggles.

Jesus shared the Beatitudes with us during the Gospel this weekend. What we can learn from them is that life isn’t always easy… but it isn’t meant to be. When life gives us lemons, we might not be able to make lemonade on earth, but we’ll get our lemonade in Heaven.

Life isn’t supposed to be perfect. Jesus didn’t die to save us from suffering. The good news, though, is that suffering is good for us and our reward is in Heaven, and that’s some tasty lemonade.