Friday of the Twenty-fifth Week in Ordinary Time

There is an appointed time for everything,
and a time for every thing under the heavens.
A time to be born, and a time to die;
a time to plant, and a time to uproot the plant.
A time to kill, and a time to heal;
a time to tear down, and a time to build.
A time to weep, and a time to laugh;
a time to mourn, and a time to dance.
A time to scatter stones, and a time to gather them;
a time to embrace, and a time to be far from embraces.
A time to seek, and a time to lose;
a time to keep, and a time to cast away.
A time to rend, and a time to sew;
a time to be silent, and a time to speak.
A time to love, and a time to hate;
a time of war, and a time of peace.

What advantage has the worker from his toil?
I have considered the task that God has appointed
for the sons of men to be busied about.
He has made everything appropriate to its time,
and has put the timeless into their hearts,
without man’s ever discovering,
from beginning to end, the work which God has done.

— ECCL 3:1-11

The peace of the Lord be with you. This  piece from the Scriptures is so timely for things that are happening in our world today. It reminds us as history unfolds there will be a variety of things that will occur many of which will seem nonsensical and unnecessary, but as we’ve talked about in the past, none of us on the human side of things has the mind of God nor fully understands his ways. I guess that’s the reason they call it faith rather than knowing.

Holy Trinity I trust in you.

In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Readings for Friday, September 25, 2020