As my long silence demonstrates, it’s been a crazy busy Fall teaching two new courses at Denver Seminary while serving as the Intentional Interim Pastor at Mountain View United Methodist Church in Woodland Park, CO. I’m hopeful that I might be able to post more regularly next Spring. In the time being I am going to try to post something of substance every now and then, even if it is not my own writing. Today it will be a benediction by St. Francis de Sales which I find to be both deeply true and deeply satisfying.
Be at peace.
Do not look forward in fear to the changes of life;
rather look to them with full hope 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 look forward to what might happen tomorrow;
the same everlasting Father who takes care of you today,
will take care of you tomorrow, and every day.
Either He will shield you from suffering,
or He will give you unfailing strength to bear it.
Be at peace,
and put aside all anxious thoughts and imaginations.
– St. Francis de Sales