Scripture for the day is Proverbs 1:25-26

and because you have ignored all my counsel
    and would have none of my reproof,
26 I also will laugh at your calamity;
    I will mock when panic strikes you

After reading and reflecting on the passage, pray saying, Lord, older books and movies ended with good defeating evil, but today they depict life as dark and ambiguous, with no happy endings. Both views of the world are simplistic and foolish. You assure me that my life’s story will contain beauty and absurdity and will end in eternity. Renew that assurance in me today. Amen.