Schadenfreude


I love the Psalms

Reading:                                         Psalm 137

(Verses 7-9)

Remember, LORD, what the Edomites did
on the day Jerusalem fell.
“Tear it down,” they cried,
“tear it down to its foundations!”
Daughter Babylon, doomed to destruction,
happy is the one who repays you
according to what you have done to us.
Happy is the one who seizes your infants
and dashes them against the rocks
(NIV).

Reflection

German is a fascinating language. It’s a language that specializes in compound words—short words that are combined to form longer words. Some English language examples of compound words are homerun, overcoat and windshield.

553 Sunrise in Grey Nuns Park, Orleans, ON — photo by David Kitz

Schadenfreude is a compound German word. Actually, it’s such a useful and descriptive word that it has migrated into the English language and…

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