Peace

Sometimes God chooses unique ways to tell us something. I don’t spend very much time on political news. But in reality, it’s not something easily avoided. And sometimes the drama is enough to upset my equilibrium.

And sometimes God speaks.

Here, through Jon Swanson who is a great writer, even though he has a Ph.D., yesterday:

The better way? The better way is from ancient and true poetry:

I do not occupy myself with things
    too great and too marvelous for me.
But I have calmed and quieted my soul, 

I have abandoned the frantic for the contented, the argument for the action. Or better, I am choosing and learning to live in the choice of keeping my eyes and heart committed and content with caring for the people and needs in front of me. Loving the one who God loves in the way God loves, welcoming then into the contentment of the presence of God. I’m following the nudges God lays in my heart, not the loud voices screaming on my screens.

From my daily Plough email yesterday:

St. Francis de Sales 

Do not look forward to what may happen tomorrow; the same everlasting Father who cares for you today will take care of you tomorrow and every day. Either he will shield you from suffering, or he will give you unfailing strength to bear it. Be at peace, then, put aside all anxious thoughts and imaginations, and say continually: “The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart has trusted in him and I am helped. He is not only with me, but in me, and I in him.”

OK, I get the message.

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