The night of the passover was known beforehand to our fathers,
that, with sure knowledge of the oaths in which they put their faith,
they might have courage.
Your people awaited the salvation of the just
and the destruction of their foes.
For when you punished our adversaries,
in this you glorified us whom you had summoned.
For in secret the holy children of the good were offering sacrifice
and putting into effect with one accord the divine institution.
Wisdom 18:6-9 (First Reading for the Nineteenth Sunday
in Ordinary Time, Cycle C).
I’m not sure what this means, but for whatever reason at Mass today, it struck me as beautiful.