Why the delay, God? Nothing is more certain than Your judgment of the world...after all, you said so. So where are You?
To be sure, there is a Y-year, a D-day, an H-hour, and an M-Minute. But our assurance in this world, and of the world to come, lies in the sure Word of Christ and in the certainty that is His resurrection.
O Lord, by Your bountiful goodness release us from the bonds of our sins, which by reason of our weakness we have brought upon ourselves, that we may stand firm until the day of our Lord Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
Almighty and ever-living God, You have given exceedingly great and precious promises to those who trust in You. Grant us so firmly to believe in Your Son Jesus that our faith may never be found wanting; through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
The 'Beatitudes.' Where do they come from and what are they, really? A list of do's and don'ts? A table of virtues and blessings to strive for and be rewarded by? Our Lord blesses us as we are, and we are all in need...