"RORATE" Traditional Latin Mass in the Archdiocese of Toronto

Friday, 14 December 2012

The suffering of little children


 
 
A reading from the Book of Wisdom 3:1-10 


[1] But the souls of the just are in the hand of God, and the torment of death shall not touch them. [2] In the sight of the unwise they seemed to die: and their departure was taken for misery: [3] And their going away from us, for utter destruction: but they are in peace. [4] And though in the sight of men they suffered torments, their hope is full of immortality. [5] Afflicted in few things, in many they shall be well rewarded: because God hath tried them, and found them worthy of himself.

[6] As gold in the furnace he hath proved them, and as a victim of a holocaust he hath received them, and in time there shall be respect had to them. [7] The just shall shine, and shall run to and fro like sparks among the reeds. [8] They shall judge nations, and rule over people, and their Lord shall reign for ever. [9] They that trust in him, shall understand the truth: and they that are faithful in love shall rest in him: for grace and peace is to his elect. [10] But the wicked shall be punished according to their own devices: who have neglected the just, and have revolted from the Lord.

May our gracious and loving God, who wills that all live in peace grant eternal rest to the little children and those at their school and may He comfort their families and bring them peace.
 
Eternal rest grant unto them O LORD and let light perpetual shine upon them.
May they rest in peace.
 

Amen

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