The promise that God makes in this prophecy of Isaiah still offers us hope.
This wonderful vision of peace for Jerusalem and for the world has yet to come to fulfillment.
In the hot and dry climate of the Middle East, olive oil would soothe and refresh the skin.
How does God decide?
It looks as though nature itself is dying, at least temporarily.
Sunday’s reading offers a good taste of the entire Book of Sirach.
The fight continues on.
Do you anticipate that someday you will be replaced by a robot?
He is not seeking glory for himself but, rather, the good of the people.
Those who are humble will recognize their own limitations.