Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
In the reassuring words of Philippians 4:6-7 and James 1:2-4 we find serenity in knowing that when we turn our hearts to God, our steps can never falter.
"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:6-7
"Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing." James 1:2-4
Our trust is in the Lord. His Unending Compassion pours forth into this world through our kind words, our empathy for each other, and through our acts of charity. He cherishes each and every one of us, and through Him we are made whole. His Eternal Promise of Redemption is our joy and our reward. Our trust is in the Lord.
May our acts of faith and service, and our prayers of devotion ever exalt You, O Emmanuel. Praise be Your name.