S e n t i r e C u m E c c l e s i a

"To keep ourselves right in all things, we ought to hold fast to this principle: What seems to me to be white, I will believe to be black if the hierarchical Church thus determines it. For we believe that between Christ our Lord, the Bridegroom, and the Church, His Spouse, there is the one same Spirit who governs and guides us for the salvation of our souls..." - Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius [365]

Saturday, July 07, 2007

I Will Comfort My People

The First Reading of this Sunday's Liturgy is from the Book of the Prophet Isaiah, particularly from the Trito Isaiah (Ch 55-66). The Third Isaiah emphasizes the promises of the Lord YHWH to His people. And here the Prophet talks about the Lord blessing His people with abundance and prosperity -- YHWH comforts His people.

Many times in our lives we are placed in a situation wherein options are not possible; circumstances that bog us down and make us feel hopeless. But wait... there is hope, There is GOD. I know some of us if not most of us are feeling a bit wary about many things -- familial concerns, academic demands, career struggles, difficulties in relationships, etc... Things that seem to suction all our strength and hope. And yet, here is Isaiah telling us to hope for "The Lord will comfort you as a mother comforts her child" (Is 66:13).

Let us then pray for this grace of God, the Grace promised by Him and relayed to us by the Prophet Isaiah. May we truly cling on to our Faith in Him, no matter what will happen, no matter how hard the situation is. For He will truly bring us comfort and consolation. Amen.


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