October 3, 2006

more good stuff

"The crosses which we make for ourselves by a restless anxiety as to the future are not crosses which come from God. We show want of faith in Him by our false wisdom, wishing to forestall His arrangements, and struggling to supplement His Providence by our own providence. The future is not yet ours; perhaps it never will be. If it comes, it may come wholly different from what we have foreseen. Let us shut our eyes, then, to that which God hides from us, and keeps in reserve in the treasures of His deep counsels. Let us worship without seeing; let us be silent; let us abide in peace."

~ Fenelon


rachel tsunami said...

this is amazing stuff. to be read again and again and again...

this is stuff for stillness. and contemplation.


Owl of the Desert said...

I definitely needed that.