Sunday, February 5, 2012

fix your eyes on...

France; 1600s: "Do not get all worked up about the future disasters of this world, which may never occur anyway; when and if they do occur, God will give you the strength to bear them.  Jesus commanded St. Peter to walk on the water but Peter, frightened by a gust of wind and the storm, almost drowned.  Then he pleaded with the Lord, Who said to him, 'what little faith you have - why did you falter?'  And putting forth His hand, He saved him (Matthew 14:31).  If God asks you to walk on the turbulent waters of adversity, do not doubt, do not fear, because God is with you.  Have courage and you will be safe." ... letter of St. Francis de Sales

"Fix your eyes on Jesus"... letter to the Hebrews 3:1