Peace in the midst of chaos

There is a lot going on in the world and here at home. For some of us, the effects are felt more deeply than others. Truly, we all feel the impact of a crisis in some way from those we know who suffer and from out own sufferings.

So how do you find peace amongst all the chaos? You already know: take it to God. Take up your cross and follow Jesus. Spend time in prayer and, when possible, in Eucharistic Adoration.

(Eucharistic Adoration at SS Philip and James University Parish/Wendy Stewart)
These things you already know, but it’s good to have a reminder. In that same spirit, I will leave you with the words of Jesus on worry and anxiety.

“Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you shall eat or what you shall drink, nor about your body, what you shall put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add one cubit to his span of life? And why are you anxious about clothing?

“Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin; yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not clothed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek all these things; and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things shall be yours as well. “Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Let the day’s own trouble be sufficient for the day.” (Matthew 6:25-34, RSV)

 

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