My love shall never leave you. - Is. 54:10
I read that regularly in the Little Office, when reciting Psalm 46:
God is for us a refuge and strength,
a helper close at hand, in time of distress,
so we shall not fear though the earth should rock,
though the mountains fall into the depths of the sea;
even though its waters rage and foam,
even though the mountains be shaken by its waves.
The Lord of hosts is with us:
the God of Jacob is our stronghold.
Every time I worried, or wondered, or was confused, this psalm consoled me. It consoles me today.
Mountains sliding into the sea in Hawaii. Bishops resigning in Chile. American students shooting and killing other students. And that's only today's news.
I love Pope Francis, and I love what he had to say today:
‘Don’t be a busybody’
In conclusion, Pope Francis focused on one final, pervasive temptation: the desire to meddle in the lives of others, without being content with minding one’s own business.
“Put yourself in your own shoes, and don’t stick your nose in other people’s business. The pastor loves, tends, and prepares himself for the cross… Don’t waste time being a busybody, even regarding ecclesiastical rumors. Love, tend my sheep, and prepare yourself not to fall into temptation.” - VR