By: Jude Siciliano, OP
Mini reflections on the Sunday scripture readings designed
for persons on the run. "Faith Book" is also brief enough to
be posted in the Sunday parish bulletins people take home.
today’s reading from the Prophet Malachi:
day is coming, blazing like an oven,
all the proud and all evildoers will be stubble....
you who fear my name, there will arise
justice with its healing rays.
evil doers may prosper for a while, the faithful are
strengthened by Malachi’s vision of God’s coming justice.
With hope in that vision we do not give in to the despair
and pessimism that might cause us to give up on ourselves,
our world, and even our incomplete and wounded church. We
especially do not give up on God.
we ask ourselves:
gets us most discouraged about our world today? About our
subtle signs of hope give us courage and the desire to