Do not fear what may happen tomorrow; the same everlasting Father who cares for you today will take care of you then and every day. He will either shield you from suffering, or will give you unfailing strength to bear it. Be at peace, then, and put aside all anxious thoughts and imaginations.
–St. Francis de Sales
It seems that the world has gone absolutely mad, and there is no longer a place that we can be completely safe. After the events that transpired in Pensacola at the Navy base, I was beside myself, as my own son is about to commission as an officer in the Navy and will be going to train in January. Three young men, who wanted to serve this country … gone.
Today, I received an email in the “just one yes” campaign from The Arlington Diocese (one which I signed up to receive). In it was the quote above. Was it perfect timing or an answer to the never ending questions I had for God all weekend? I believe it was the latter. I’m grateful to receive it.
Worry can suck the life out of you. However, faith will allow you to realize that someone else really is in charge. You can be vigiliant, of course, and you must be. But worry won’t change what will be. A lesson I will need to remember.