Today is Sunday:
Inside the church -
The responsorial psalm today:
The Just shall rejoice at the presence of God,
they shall exult and dance for joy.
O sing to the Lord, make music to his name;
rejoice in the Lord, exult at his presence.
Father of the Orphan, defender of the widow,
Such is God in his holy place,
God gives the lonely a home to live in;
he leads the prisoners forth into freedom.
You poured down, O God, a generous rain:
when your people were starved you gave them new life,
prepared in your goodness, O God, for the poor.
IN YOUR GOODNESS, O GOD, YOU PREPARED A HOME FOR THE POOR.
I was deep in thought after the responsorial psalm ... forget about the virtue in the book of Ecclesiasticus... not being attracted by the Mount Zion, the new Jerusalem ... not thinking about the teaching of Jesus in the Gospel - man who humbles himself will be exalted....
Outside the church -
8 Hong Kong tourists were killed, six families shattered ... result of a corrupted system and government that not only the 8 tourists died in vain, but millions of her citizens suffered, including my housemaid who has to leave her beloved family to a foreign land to earn a small income in order to survive.
At least 20 millions of Pakistanis in an area as big as Italy, are suffering due to a month-long flooding caused by continuous monsoon rain...
In Malaysia, an innocent kindergarten teacher was stabbed to death by a cold blooded snatch thief....
How to reconcile the presence of God and the sufferings of innocent and helpless people in the world at large?!
By the way, at a corner of The Virtuous BolehLand, a group of self-serving, self-claimed righteous men and women, behaving themselves as God's spoke persons, telling why women and gentiles are not allowed into the holy Mount Zion....
(To be/Not to be continued...)