Snacking on the Word: Romans 8:24-25

If your parish observed a shorter or longer Pentecost Vigil, you would have heard this morsel in the New Testament reading before the Gospel:

For in hope we were saved.
Now hope that sees is not hope.
For who hopes for what one sees?
But if we hope for what we do not see,
we wait with endurance.

The visiting priest in our parish preached on the longer passage, 8:22-27. I was distracted by the thought of the upcoming Jubilee of Hope. Another testimony from two millennia ago that hope may not be the greatest virtue, but it may well be the most difficult.

Endurance, a good quality for an Antarctic adventure. Not an attractive one for a modern Christian who seeks for surety.

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Todd lives in Minnesota, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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1 Response to Snacking on the Word: Romans 8:24-25

  1. Liam says:

    Utterly unrelated, but I finally remembered to check long period table of Easter dates. This year is the first time since the conciliar calendar/missal was put into place that the Solemnity of the Nativity of S John the Baptist is displaced to its vigil day by the Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus.

    I suspect Thursday the 23rd will surprise daily Mass celebrants/ministers.

    The last time Easter fell on April 17th was 1960. But this year is the first of the usual cycle of three with 11-year spacing: it will recur in 2033 and 2044 before another multi-decade hiccup (the next time after that is 2101).

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