His mercy endures forever.  Saint Stephen of Hungary (Optional Memorial) Both today’s psalm (Psalm 136:1) and the first reading tell us about the faithfulness of God.   They both recount all that God had done in delivering the Israelites from slavery:   he led his people through the wilderness, battled their enemies, and gave them the land for  their heritage.   Why?   Because “his mercy endures forever” (Psalm 136:1). God wanted to remind the...