For John, BLUF: Times can be trying. Nothing to see here; just move along.
Today was the 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time. The first reading was Wis 2:12, 17-20. Here is the 2:12 part:
The wicked say:I guess we should all strive to emulate the just one regardless.
Let us beset the just one, because he is obnoxious to us;
he sets himself against our doings,
reproaches us for transgressions of the law
and charges us with violations of our training.
Regards — Cliff