Thursday of the Twenty-fifth Week in Ordinary Time

For what man can judge another man? Wherever you look, you see rash judgements. Someone we have despaired of suddenly turns round and becomes the best of people. Someone of whom we have had high expectations suddenly fails and sinks into uselessness. There is no certainty in our foreboding, there is no certainty in our love.

St Augustine’s sermon On Pastors, Today’s Office

The destruction of the human environment is extremely serious, not only because God has entrusted the world to us, but because human life is itself a gift which must be defended. #SeasonOfCreation

Pope Francis

An execution is planned Thursday for Christopher Vialva, a 40-year-old from Texas who was convicted of kidnapping and killing an Iowa couple in 1999. Vialva will be the first Black man to be executed since the federal executions resumed this year after 17 years #DeathPenalty

“We say to President Trump and Attorney General Barr: Enough. Stop these executions,” 

Statement of U.S. Bishop Chairmen on Federal Executions Scheduled This Week

“Today I am announcing that I will be signing the born alive executive order to assure that all precious babies born alive, no matter their circumstances, receive the medical care that they deserve. This is our sacrosanct moral duty,” 

President Trump announces ‘Born Alive’ executive order

sac·ro·sanct/ˈsakrōˌsaNG(k)t/ Learn to pronounce adjective (especially of a principle, place, or routine) regarded as too important or valuable to be interfered with.

does the lack of certainty in my love interfere with with the defense of what is most important or valuable to me?

Today’s Scriptures

Vanity of vanities, says Qoheleth,

vanity of vanities!  All things are vanity!

ECCL 1:2

R. In every age, O Lord, you have been our refuge.

Teach us to number our days aright,

that we may gain wisdom of heart.

PS 90: 1, 12

But Herod said, “John I beheaded.

Who then is this about whom I hear such things?”

And he kept trying to see him.

LK 9:9

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