- Fr. Howard Thompson
The current events in our world can be a real cause for concern. Reports of mass execution, threats of war, tension among world leaders, lack of food and water, economic crises, outbreak of disease and the destruction of the environment, all contribute to stress and anxiety for individuals and nations. One way of managing stress is knowing what we can handle and what we have to leave alone. Our personal and communal acts of caring, kindness and love which positively affect the lives of others will help to enhance our sanity. Whatever we cannot influence, we surrender to our God. His gift of peace (Jn. 14:27) will sustain us. Lord Jesus, fill us with Your peace so that we can effectively work to advance Your kingdom despite the stresses of life. Amen.