Saturday, June 3, 2017

Peace in Current Times

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 heart. 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."

Royal Way of the Cross, pg 142

[And I lately must again remind myself: we do not have an obligation to worry about what is happening in the world. As Jesus asked, "Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his lifespan?" (Matt. 6:27). Better to do the little that depends on us, cheerfully, for God and neighbor.]

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