A Penitent Blogger

Mindful of my imperfections, seeking to know Truth more deeply and to live Love more fully.

Quid sum miser tunc dicturus? Quem patronum rogaturus? Cum vix iustus sit securus?
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Wednesday, December 10, 2008


They say the United States has been in a recession for a year and some say that the current economic troubles are not going away soon.

For some of us, the struggle seems particularly long and hard.

It is easy to grow weary and there is a very real risk that some of us might fall.

In today’s first reading (Isaiah 40:25-31), God offers his faithful ones the promise of unstoppable endurance

Do you not know
or have you not heard?

The LORD is the eternal God,
creator of the ends of the earth.

He does not faint nor grow weary,
and his knowledge is beyond scrutiny.

He gives strength to the fainting;
for the weak he makes vigor abound.

Though young men faint and grow weary,
and youths stagger and fall,
They that hope in the LORD will renew their strength,
they will soar as with eagles’ wings;
They will run and not grow weary,
walk and not grow faint.