December 11, 2018
(St. Damascus I, Pope)
A voice says, “Cry out!” I answer, “What shall I cry out?” “All flesh is grass, and all their glory like the flower of the field. The grass withers, the flower wilts, when the breath of the LORD blows upon it. So then, the people is the grass. Though the grass withers and the flower wilts, the word of our God stands forever.” . . .
Here is your God! Here comes with power the Lord GOD, who rules by his strong arm; Here is his reward with him, his recompense before him. Like a shepherd he feeds his flock; in his arms he gathers the lambs, Carrying them in his bosom, and leading the ewes with care. Is_40:1-11
The grass withers and the flower wilts, but WE stand on the Word of our God, our Jesus! He comes to us, not like the demanding tyrant, not like the overtaxing capitalist, but like the loving shepherd, leading us to His Father. Blessed be God forever!
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