Lo, the day is coming. - Malachi 3:19a (today’s First Reading)
Artist - Valerian Ruppert
"As we do in today’s Psalm, we should sing His praises, joyfully proclaim His coming as Lord and King. The Day of the Lord is always a day that has already come and a day still yet to come. It is the “today” of our Liturgy.
In the Eucharist He answers, coming again as the Lord of hosts and the Sun of Justice with its healing rays (Malachi 3:20a). It is a mighty sign - and a pledge of that Day to come."
Dr Scott Hahn
Prof of Theology and Scripture
Franciscan University, Steubenville, Ohio