July 30, 2020
St. Peter Chrysologus
Trusting God to Do the Rest
The angels will go out and separate the wicked from the righteous and throw them into the fiery furnace, where there will be wailing and grinding of teeth.
A sudden surge of hundreds of emails received within minutes, thanking me for registering for some service or other, was my first big clue that something was wrong. An account of mine had been hacked, a large purchase made, and this flood of false communication mixed in with my normal daily business was a technique for masking the notification of the theft.
Sometimes the negative floods us, overwhelms us, to the point where we can't see the good at all. It would be wonderful to snap my fingers, make it all go away instantly, with no messy cleanup. But that's not going to happen on this earth. I'll do my best, tend to my own heart and pick up the pieces the best I can--and trust that in the end, God will do the rest, according to his justice.
God of love and truth, I trust in your guiding hand.
- Amy Welborn
Jeremiah 18:1-6|Psalm 146:1-6|Matthew 13:47-53