Wednesday, November 9, 2016

This Is The Way It Is

Bishop Fenelon

"Let the river flow beneath its bridges. Let men be men, that is to say, weak, vain, inconstant, unjust, false, presumptuous. Let the world be the world – you cannot hinder it. Let everybody follow their natural disposition and habits; you cannot remold them. It is easier to let them alone and bear with them. 

"Accustom yourself to put up with unreasonableness and injustice. Abide tranquilly in God’s bosom. He sees all these evils more clearly than you do, yet He suffers them. Be content with doing well what little depends upon you, and let all else be as though it were not."

The Royal Way of the Cross, page 142

(The outcome of the election (it now looks, at 8 pm, that Trump will win) has left me, and millions of others, shocked and frightened. No words can soothe it away. But 'this is the way it is'. We have to stand up and look the truth in the face. And never doubt that God is with us, with us all.)

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