Sunday, April 19, 2009

Dead Soldiers

At the Easter Vigil, we hear the story of Shadrach, Meschach, and Abednego. When they were tossed into the fiery furnace, who died? Not the Christians, but the soldiers.

Earlier in the evening, we heard the story of the Red Sea Crossing. There too, although the Christians were the ones in danger, it was the soldiers who ended up dead.

Mid toil and tribulation and tumult of her war,
she waits the consummation of peace forevermore,
till with the vision glorious her longing eyes are blest,
and the great Church victorious shall be the Church at rest.

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