Daily Bread

From Today's Office
Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change, though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea; though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble with its tumult.
Psalm 46:2–3
As we learn to lean into God, we move from demanding "Why me? Why this? Why now?" to "What have you got for me in this? What do I need to understand? What are you calling me to do, to be?" The why questions are entirely understandable, entirely human, entirely to be expected, but in the end they are for the most part, unhelpful. They are "crazy making" questions that cause our minds and emotions to run around in frenetic circles, as we try to make sense of circumstances and events that do not make sense. —Peter Roebbelen, Mercy : Life in the season of dying, Paraclete Press
Prayer of the Day

Lord Jesus, you tell me to love my enemies and thus prove to be a child of God—doing as he does. Yet I sometimes find it hard to love those whom I feel have mistreated me. May I have grace to see how I mistreat others and to forgive them as I want to be forgiven. Amen.

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