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Sep 14, 2020

This is Bishop Michael Burbidge of the Catholic Diocese of Arlington. If you are “anxious and worried about many things,” maybe the Lord is inviting you to slow down; to be reflective; to be still and to listen to his voice speaking to your heart. We cannot escape the daily responsibilities of life; nor the requirements that flow from the work that is expected of us; nor, most especially, our sacred obligations to be a good spouse, son, daughter or friend. It is true a great deal is expected of us. However, the Lord does not ask anything from us beyond our capabilities. For that reason, he tells us not to rely on our own resources, but, rather, on hisgrace. Before beginning the day or any task or obligation, first ask the Lord for his divine assistance and place your trust in him. Then, you will worry less, you will accomplish more, and you will be at peace.