Tuesday, 20 April 2021


While reading though a set of devotions (Common Prayer - A Liturgy for Ordinary radicals) I came across this quote by Francois Fenelon. I think that this is so true of what we may all be going through at this moment in time. May these words help and inspire you.

"We must have faith during the period of our grief (trials). We think that our afflictions will be greater than we can bear, but we do not know the strength of our own hearts, nor the power of God. He knows all. He knows every folding of the heart and also the extent of the sorrow that he inflicts. What we think will overwhelm us entirely only subdues and conquers our pride. Our renewed spirit rises from its subjugation with a celestial strength and consolation."

For me, the words that hit home today were these: "we do not know the strength of our own hearts, nor the power of God."

2 Corinthians 4:16-18 - Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

Living in Grace


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