My reflection is from Living Faith:
Vanity of vanities, says Qoheleth, vanity of vanities! All things are vanity! What prophet has man from all the labor which he toils at under the sun? Ecclesiastes 1:2–3
“Judging from often-depressing tenor of our world, it would seem the opening thoughts of Ecclesiastes contain a certain amount of validity.￼ despite humanity‘s efforts to change, wars continue, distressing poverty and hunger remain, hatred and bigotry still exist. and yet, think of the countless kindnesses others have shown us, the beautiful events we’ve experienced, the comfort of relationships and much more. Rather than doom and gloom, this opening from Ecclesiastes can lead us to appreciate who and what we have, to keep everything in perspective and remember there’s much more to being alive than what resides on the surface of existence.” Sr. Joyce Rupp, O.S.M.
Let us remember that God is our guiding force.