Offertory of All Saints

Wisdom 3:1-3

The souls of the just are in the hand of God, and the torment of malice shall not touch them: in the sight of the unwise they seemed to die, but they are in peace. Alleluia.


Verse 1. Of death, is not in Sept. During life the just are protected by God, (Lu. xii. 7.) and still more in death. This passage is very applicable to martyrs. C. — Temporal death is to the just the road to happiness, where they shall not incur damnation, or the torment of death. Though the martyrs seem to be utterly destroyed, they pass to joys eternal and unspeakable. W.

Verse 2. Die. In this the wicked are not under a mistake; but they err when they suppose that the just shall be no more. If the hopes of the pious where confined to this world, they would be the most miserable of all. 1 Cor. xv. 19. C.

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