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Uncertainty

Welcome to this glorious Friday, October 9, 2020! This is a day that will never come again. I wonder what’s going to happen?

If ever there was a time to think about uncertainty, it would be now.

We have a tendency to create a lot of unnecessary suffering when we try to make the uncertain, certain. Even though we’ve never had the ability in the past, we still often obsess about what’s going to happen. Despite the fact that we have made it through all the previous uncertain events that life naturally throws at us, we still don’t trust a future that is unpredictable. We want assurance that everything is going to be OK. There is no such assurance, and, we don’t need it.

I love this quote and it gets straight to the point:

You do not need to know precisely what is happening, or exactly where it is all going. What you need is to recognize the possibilities and challenges offered by the present moment, and to embrace them with courage, faith, and hope.” Thomas Merton