I had rather be despised

“And who is there to harm you, if you are zealous for what is good? But even if you suffer anything for justice’ sake, blessed are you.” (1 Pet. 3:13-14.)

“For one day in Thy courts is better than a thousand elsewhere. I had rather be despised in the house of my God, then to dwell in the tents of sinners.” (Ps. 84 (83)).

celebrating_mass“Be propitiated, O Lord, by our supplications, and graciously accept these oblations of Thy servants and Thy handmaidens, that what each has offered to the honor of Thy name may profit for the salvation of all.” (Secret for the Fifth Sunday after Pentecost.)

The New Roman Missal (Fr. Lasance), 1956.