When terrible things happen, they hit us. Wars and natural disasters in other countries strike a nerve when we see the destruction and homeless refugees. And things closer to home, like a mass shooting in a nearby church.
When a friend miscarries, when a family member is killed by a drunk driver, when a child has a terminal illness - the closer it is, the harder it hits. But near or far, it hits us because we just know it’s wrong.
On some gut level, we know that’s not the way it’s supposed to be.
And the first reading for Sunday (Wisdom) tells us that on this one, we’ve got it right. It’s not supposed to be this way. That’s not how God made this place. Or us.
More on this tomorrow. Readings for Sunday: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/062815.cfm