To see the truth of something is not to see it just in itself but within the context of God's will for all creation. To know something means to see how it fits within the whole economy of salvation.
The Mother of God an icon of the faithful, loving and rational disciple of Christ. In her faith and reason, charity and prudence are not only in harmony with each other but also at the service of the Gospel.
If our willingness to forgive others is evidence of the truth of the Resurrection then joy is the evidence of the sincerity of our forgiveness.
...today we approach each other with a generous, forgiving and repentant heart for the small offenses we have given and received.
As we prepare to begin the Great Fast, let us not lose sight of the fact that we are getting ready not simply to celebrate the Resurrection of Christ but moving toward the Last Judgment, for that Great Day when “God will wipe away every tear” and when “there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things” the lies and the shame of sin, will “have passed away.”