Today’s first reading is thought to be written by Solomon around 2,300 years ago. He wouldn’t be surprised that, other than high tech tools and toys, humanity hasn’t changed one bit. It’s true that there really isn’t anything new under the sun.
Vanity of vanities, says Qoheleth,
vanity of vanities! All things are vanity!
What profit has man from all the labor
which he toils at under the sun?
One generation passes and another comes,
but the world forever stays.
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