As we find ourselves in uncertain times, God’s grace is forever.
“We always overestimate ourselves when we imagine we are completely indispensable and that the world or the Church depends on our frantic activity. Often it will be an act of real humility and honesty to stop what we are doing, to acknowledge our limits, to take time to draw breath…
…Those who read Scripture in a reflective spirit found this experience in Paul, translated into the profession of Christian hope: ‘I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.’ (Romans 8:18)
The center of gravity of existence has shifted as a result of this certainty: now it lies at the morning of life, which means that it takes away the oppressiveness and the pressure of the moment and dissolves the tears of the evening by the power of a grace that lasts forever.” Pope Benedict XVI (“Seek That Which is Above”)
Virginia : )
Photos: Sunset over the James River (from the Jamestown-Scotland Ferry)