Do not look forward in fear to the changes of life;
Rather look to them with full hope that as they arise,
God, whose very own you are,
will lead you safely through all things;
And when you cannot stand it,
God will carry you in His arms.
Do not fear what may happen tomorrow;
The same everlasting Father who cares for you today
will take care of you today and every day.
He will either shield you from suffering
or will give you unfailing strength to bear it.
Be at peace and put aside all anxious thoughts and imaginations.
+ St. Francis de Sales
JTB: When I stumbled upon the above quote from the sickbed this weekend, I naturally thought of our students who are moving into the last two weeks of classes before final exams. Surely, especially for our seniors, there can be tensions associated with such pressures and transitions. Upon further review, I thought this might bring solace or consolation to all sorts of other folks in any number of situations. May the prayer on St. Francis' lips be the prayer in your heart this day!