Friday, January 29, 2016


Never  look forward to the future with anxiety. "Be not solicitous. Consider the lilies."  The present is the will of God. Therefore no over-compunction for past faults, no worrying over the future, no anxious peerings into the darkness. "Watchman, what of the night?" We can safely leave all that in God's hands. They are the hands not only of a clever, but of a wise architect, and all power is in them. In our Lord's last hour, when he seemed utterly forsaken, and gave that cry, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?"

Even then he yet realised that it was by his Father's will that he suffered, and presently, when dying, again cried out, "Father, into your hands I commend my spirit."
Whatever happens to us through God's will is always the best possible thing for us. God is not only good, very good, supremely good, but the only good. Therefore his will is and must be always the best for us....
So we see that all circumstances, however adverse they seem to be to us, are always favourable to God's plan, always, always, as to the blind man, the best thing for us. His hands are strong and powerful hands and we can confidently rest there. Can we not sometimes see in the hands of a clever artist, or surgeon, the strength and deftness expressive of the mind that directs their action? But with God, they are not only the hands of wisdom, but of love, and it is only when we leave all things in his hands that we find complete serenity; and then a great peace shall come into our souls.

( Father Bede Jarrett, O.P.) Father Jarrett, died 1934 was a Dominican priest from England renowned for his preaching, his lectures, and his many books on theology and spirituality.  

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