Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Not worrying about tomorrow

photo credit: Betsy Barber

I recommend to you holy simplicity: look before you, and regard not those dangers you see far off. As you say, they seem to you armies, yet they are only willow branches; and while you are looking at them you may make some false step. Let us have a firm and general intention of serving God all our life, and with all our heart. Beyond that, let us have no solicitude for the morrow. Let us only think of doing well today; when tomorrow arrives it will be called in its turn "today," and then we will think of it. We must here again have great confidence and acquiescence in the Providence of God. We must make provision of manna for each day and no more, and we must not doubt that God will send us more tomorrow, and after tomorrow, and all the days of our pilgrimage . . .
-St. Francis de Sales, from Thy Will Be Done: Letters to Persons in the World
I think I need to read this every day.

Peace of Christ to you,
Jessica Snell

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Michele said...

I needed these words today (and every day). Thank you!

Jessica Snell said...

you're welcome, Michele! :)