A Penitent Blogger

Mindful of my imperfections, seeking to know Truth more deeply and to live Love more fully.

Quid sum miser tunc dicturus? Quem patronum rogaturus? Cum vix iustus sit securus?
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Sunday, October 05, 2008

Peace in times of anxiety

In these days of financial crises, political uncertainties, and perhaps even personal troubles, the words of today’s second reading (Philippians 4:6-9) are truly heaven-sent and worthy of constant reflection:

Have no anxiety at all,
but in everything,
by prayer and petition,
with thanksgiving,
make your requests known to God.

Then the peace of God
that surpasses all understanding
will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.

Finally, brothers and sisters,
whatever is true,
whatever is honorable,
whatever is just,
whatever is pure,
whatever is lovely,
whatever is gracious,
if there is any excellence
and if there is anything worthy of praise,
think about these things.

Keep on doing
what you have learned and received
and heard and seen in me.

Then the God of peace will be with you.