Friday, September 28, 2012

Beautiful in its time

Today's first reading could also be called "Qoheleth's Greatest Hits." Its reflection on time inspired more than one song:

(All songs that I really like, by the way.)

Here's my liturgy haiku on this:

The secret of peace: 
Ev'rything is beautiful 
in its proper time.

There is a time for everything. And we cause ourselves no end of frustration, anguish and downright misery when we resist the fact that not everything comes at the time we appointed for it. But when you read the passage in the light of the Gospel, that's where the real message comes through, because Jesus is foretelling his death--and his Resurrection.

It's true! God makes everything beautiful in its time. And that last, most mysterious chapter of Jesus' life is so beautiful for all time, that God gives us access to it at all times, through the Mass.

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