9/29/2014

Be At Peace

You've probably wondered why the blog has been silent since April. Or, you know, you haven't.

Josh, why haven't you written anything in almost 6 months?

Well, it's a bit of a long story. The short version is that I have. It's just all been private. I've been participating in an intensive session of group therapy that has asked me to write a lot. This has been extremely good for me. But, the nature of this writing has been very reflective and personal. So, I decided to hand write everything. In the future, I'll probably adapt some of it for the blog. But for now, it's mine.

All of that to say this: Today I came across something that I wanted to share here. It's a piece of writing by Saint Francis de Sales, a Catholic priest from the 16th century.

Be At Peace

Do not look forward in fear to the changes in life: rather look to them with full hope that as they arise, God, whose (very own) you are, will deliver you from out of them. He has kept you hitherto, and He will lead you safely through all things; and when you cannot stand it, [God] will bury you in His arms. Do not fear what may happen tomorrow; the same everlasting Father who cares for you today will take care of you then and everyday. He will shield you from suffering, or will give you unfailing strength to bear it. Be at peace and put aside all anxious thoughts and imaginations.

*Emphasis added by me. 16th century priests didn't have italics. Or word processing programs. Or electricity. 

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