and nothing needs explaining.”
They don’t understand. They have questions. In answering his friends, Jesus makes two promises that are so wonderful they are hard to believe:
“Now is your time of grief, but I will see you again, and you will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy. In that day you will no longer ask me anything.”
Jesus promises them a joy that will be permanent. “Right now,” he says, “you are sad and it’s going to get worse before it gets better but when it gets better it will be forever. In the end joy will win.” But he also promises them a day when there will no longer be any questions. Imagine that. That will be a good day. See you on Sunday!