One [jovial] clarification: After the Tigers handily defeat the Florida Gators this week, I will gladly take credit for it because of my little blessing. 😉
Now, for what’s truly important:
“I hear the whisperings of many:
‘Terror on every side!
Denounce! let us denounce him!’
All those who were my friends
are on the watch for any misstep of mine.
‘Perhaps he will be trapped; then we can prevail,
and take our vengeance on him.’
But the LORD is with me, like a mighty champion:
my persecutors will stumble, they will not triumph.
In their failure they will be put to utter shame,
to lasting, unforgettable confusion.
O LORD of hosts, you who test the just,
who probe mind and heart,
let me witness the vengeance you take on them,
for to you I have entrusted my cause.
Sing to the LORD,
praise the LORD,
for he has rescued the life of the poor
from the power of the wicked!” – Jeremiah 20:10-13, today’s first reading –
Speaking of sparrows, here’s one of my favorite songs lately. For more on God’s care for us, courage, and CS Lewis, remember this homily (click here).