A reflection on the Mass readings (Heb 10:32-39; Ps 37) for January 30, 2009 by Mother Maria-Michael Newe, OSB.
I was reading an article in which a man quotes A Tale of Two Cities where it says, “It was the best of times it was the worst of times” and then the man comments “Well frankly in my family the worst always comes first.” In the letter of the Hebrews which we’ve been hearing in Mass it talks about the time of endurance being necessary to come first. If the worst comes first then the best is yet to be. For we read, “Do not throw away your confidence it will have great recompense, you need endurance to do the will of God and receive what He has promised.” (Heb 10:35-36) Then we read the responsorial psalm, “Take delight in the Lord and He will grant your heart’s request." (Ps 37:4) That is true. I know that for a fact. And I think anybody who has truly, simply, said 'yes' to the Lord has experienced that delight in the Lord. Everything your heart truly desires is there because it all is in God.
There is nothing else.