In todays first reading (Numbers), the Lord has Moses send scouts to land of Canaan. They return confirming His promise of a land of milk and honey. BUT report the inhabitants are too strong for the children of Israel so the people despair. For this they are punished, consigned to the desert for 40 years until the generation changes.
This reminds me of the children of today's culture who also deny our Lord's word instituting a visible Church, giving it power and authority, and protecting it until the end of time. Something to think about.
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