March 11

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Sober Thought of the Day
“Death: “There are better things in the world than alcohol, Albert.” Albert: “Oh, yes, sir. But alcohol sort of compensates for not getting them.”   Terry Pratchett

“At nightfall, weeping enters in, but with the dawn rejoicing.” This line of the Psalm from today reminds me of how, especially in the beginning it would be difficult at the end of the day. I’d be irritable and in need of comfort, something to take the edge off. But this promises me that with the dawn there will be rejoicing–tomorrow is another day and inevitably, undoubtedly, I’d feel a whole lot better the next morning if I just hang tight through the night. Number 9

Psalm of the Day
Responsorial Psalm PS 30:2 AND 4, 5-6, 11-12A AND 13B
R. (2a) I will praise you, Lord, for you have rescued me.

I will extol you, O LORD, for you drew me clear
and did not let my enemies rejoice over me.
O LORD, you brought me up from the nether world;
you preserved me from among those going down into the pit.
R. I will praise you, Lord, for you have rescued me.

Sing praise to the LORD, you his faithful ones,
and give thanks to his holy name.
For his anger lasts but a moment;
a lifetime, his good will.
At nightfall, weeping enters in,
but with the dawn, rejoicing.
R. I will praise you, Lord, for you have rescued me.

“Hear, O LORD, and have pity on me;
O LORD, be my helper.”
You changed my mourning into dancing;
O LORD, my God, forever will I give you thanks.
R. I will praise you, Lord, for you have rescued me.

Today’s Saint
“Humility is nothing but truth, and pride is nothing but lying.”  St. Vincent de Paul

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