Jesus gave his disciples two gifts as he departed from them: joy and praise. We have not seen before that the disciples were joyful or full of praise either before Jesus' death or after. But now they are changed. His blessing to them is that they be full of joy and praise for God.
For reflection: Am I a joyful person? Am I able to praise God easily?
Let us pray. "Clap your hands, shout to God with cries of gladness, for the Lord, the Most High, the awesome, is the great king over all the earth" (Psalm 47:1-2).