No matter what
Sometimes life is not.
Sometimes life can be a struggle.
Sometimes we deserve it, collectively or as individuals, and sometimes we do not.
Insofar as we deserve the ills we suffer, we need to seek from God the grace of repentance and forgiveness as well as the wherewithal to set right the wrong we have done.
And insofar as we do indeed suffer, whatever the cause may be, may we find comfort and strength in what we celebrate this week – this Holy Week – and in the words of today’s Psalm (27:1, 2 3, 13-14).
No matter what.
I believe that I shall see the bounty of the LORD
in the land of the living.
Wait for the LORD with courage;
be stouthearted, and wait for the LORD.