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Whatsoever is Holy on 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

The First Reading and the Gospel Reading at Mass today were like some Shakespearean tragedy.

Everybody dies.

The sons die because they will not sin against the Laws of God.

The husbands die, well, I’m not really sure why they die. But they do.

But somewhere, buried in the Second Reading and the Responsorial Psalm, we have a glimpse at grace.

When all seems to be a shitty mess and we can’t even pick ourselves up, we are reminded the Lord is faithful; he will strengthen you and guard you from the evil one.

And in some of the most beautiful lines of the whole Bible, we pray, Keep me as the apple of your eye, hide me in the shadow of your wings.

It is enough.