Thought for the Day – 13 July – Meditations with Antonio Cardinal Bacci (1881-1971)
Accepting the Will of God
“Why are we so often dissatisfied and so easily unsettled by ordinary events?
Why does a small measure of success, pleasure, or human praise go to our heads and disturb our peace of soul?
Why does suffering failure, or humiliation, makes us sad and dispirited?
It is because we forge, that everything comes to us from God.
The inscrutable designs of Divine Providence have ordained that our mortal lives should be interwoven with joyful and sorrowful events.
There is joy, so that we may realise, that God is infinitely good and may experience on earth, the reflection of His beauty.
There is sorrow, so that we may remember, that “here we have no permanent city but we seek for the city that is to come” (Heb 13:14).
We should not be too elated by worldly pleasure and success but, should be grateful to God, for giving them to us.
On the other hand, we should not lose heart, nor rebel, when we experience suffering or humiliation.
These also come from God and He has a reason for sending them to us.
Even if we do not know the reason, we should retain our confidence, that the Providence of God, arranges everything for our true welfare.
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Dear Ana, Our news reports this morning included reports from S Africa where I understand life has become very difficult. Please know that you and all your compatriots are included in my prayers today. I am sending a small donation for you to use as you see fit. I don’t mean to put you to trouble. Please use it to fund your work….
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Thank you dearest Anne Marie for your care and attention to your neighbour down here at the foot of Africa.
Yes, it has gone really ‘ugly’ and cruel. People are being treated like ‘things’ and forced into ‘mandatory’ obedience by guilt and an almost totalitarian methodology. And those who suffer the most are those already in dire straits.
I have not at all had any contact with our priest but did message him about your donation – which by the way bought larger food parcels for two families and 5 small bags of food for my homeless people.
Bless you for your care and love and for your loving donation.
I will, more than likely share the proceeds again as above but will let you know.
Love, prayers and gratitude dear Anne Marie 💖