(Just a note about my qualifications for writing what follows. I am a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) and have been since 1993. I was involved in the investment consulting business for almost a quarter-century. I earned several sets of credentials along the way – Certified Investment Management Analyst; Certified Investment Management Consultant; Accredited Investment Fiduciary …
We discovered a really beautiful place that was less than crowded.
Then he poured water into a basin
and began to wash the disciples’ feet
and dry them with the towel around his waist.
To accept difficulties, painful events, death, demands steadfast hope, living faith.
Lord Jesus, those who love you remain at your side and keep faith.
We are finding out who takes this seriously and who does not; who wants to help and who does not; who sees this as an opportunity to advance their own agenda and whose view is more focused on the good of all. I’m not calling out any groups or individuals, as my opinions may be …
Today we too face the challenges of this world: we sense the surge of fears which overwhelm us and shake our trust.
The eyes full of love, whose gaze healed the sick and forgave our sins, now gaze only heavenward.
We found ourselves naked, but in your infinite love you reclothed us with the dignity of sons and daughters of God and of his sanctifying grace.
Settling in. That’s how it feels as I work on settling into a routine. The only problem is that there is nothing routine about this, as we react to news and events that change almost instantaneously. I think the key to this is to sort out what needs to happen now versus what can wait …