The Funeral Mass of Fr. Michael Scuderi, O.S.A.
Could the readings tonight be any more appropriate in relation to Michael’s life? The author of Lamentations seems gloomy, life being such drudgery and pain, but then he says that it is for this very reason that we have hope. God’s mercies are not spent; there’s more to come, and that will be the reward beyond what we experience here and now. As tough as it was for him, Michael always chose to hope, to be optimistic.