Monday, March 10, 2008

Providence, of Late Pondered Upon

As applied to God, Providence is God Himself considered in that act by, which in His wisdom, He so orders all events within the universe that the end for which it was created may be realized. That end is that all creatures should manifest the glory of God, and in particular that man should glorify Him, recognizing in nature the work of His hand, serving Him in obedience and love, and thereby attaining to the full development of his nature and to eternal happiness in God.
- The Catholic Encyclopedia (emphasis mine)

That's a mighty packed pair of sentences.

To know, really understand, that God is who he says he is, and that he does indeed have a plan, and that he loves us, like, for real, makes it seem rather silly to worry about anything.

Which is, naturally, easier said than done when the stuff hits the fan.

But it's good to remember.

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