Today’s first reading features, to me, one of the most comforting lines in the Bible. For those of you who may not know, Catholics do read the Bible at mass. We have three readings: the first from the Old Testament (generally,though it may come from Acts or the epistles depending on the liturgical season) the second from St. Paul’s epistles (generally but varies occasionally), and a reading from one of the four Gospels. Anyway, back to the first reading.
“…as a mother comforts her child, so will I comfort you.” -Isaiah 66:13.
Israel has been through numerous battles up to this point in the Old Testament and has brought so much upon themselves because of their sinful ways. Yet this does not stop God from promising that they will return home from exile and from comforting his people. God’s faithfulness is so beautiful and I hope and pray that our world will understand it and embrace it. God bless you all on this Sunday.
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