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Dec 8, 2020

This is Bishop Michael Burbidge of the Catholic Diocese of Arlington. Think of how many times in our lives things change in an instant. During our lifetime, we will receive good news and bad news. We will experience times of great joy and immense sorrow. But when we commit to remaining strong, spiritually and emotionally, say yes to God’s will, and realize everything is in His plan, it is then that we can trust and surrender. Fear subsides and strength prevails. As Advent concludes in a few weeks, we will soon hear the story of the three wise men, perhaps the ultimate tale of trust. Setting out to pay homage to Our Lord, they had only a star as their compass. Say yes to the Lord’s will every day, so that in times of light and darkness and indecision, we can trust and surrender, leaving any outcome in God’s providential hands.