In my own life, it has been after times of darkness that I have most known the presence of God. Perhaps you know the same? Perhaps a time when you lost someone dear to you, or when plans went wrong, when dreams were broken. It is then that God comes so close to us in love, and longs for us to put out our hand to be grasped. These times are invitations to surrender, to give up the frantic need to control our lives, and to recognize that God is in control.

-Br. Geoffrey Tristram, SSJE

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