That’s why I don’t think there’s any comparison between the present hard times and the coming good times. The created world itself can hardly wait for what’s coming next. Everything in creation is being more or less held back. God reins it in until both creation and all the creatures are ready and can be released at the same moment into the glorious times ahead. Meanwhile, the joyful anticipation deepens.
Saturday’s readings and prayer are on your own! Have a great weekend!
Psalms 137, 144, 104, Numbers 24:12-25, Romans 8:18-25, Matthew 22:23-40