If Jesus is the new Elijah, whose word is truth, then we are called to bear witness to him and to place our confidence and trust in him. Whether or not we are in grief or pain, he is the compassionate One, and in him we can find hope and comfort and new life. His purpose for us is always life, not death; hope, not despair; joy, not sorrow.
-Br. David Vryhof, SSJE