When we give thought to Providence today, which we seldom do, we are baffled rather than comforted. Although specifically speaking to representatives of religious orders, Benedict gives us all a wholly and holy different perspective. Enjoy and pray his metaphors:
"The Church also needs you to give completeness to her mission. Be seeds of holiness scattered by the handful in the furrows of history. Rooted in the freely given and effective action with which the Lord's Spirit guides human events, may you bear fruits of genuine faith, writing with your life and your witness trajectories of hope, writing them with the actions suggested by 'creativity in charity' (John Paul II, Apostolic Letter Novo Millennio Ineunte, n. 50).
I thank John P. Lockwood writing in the current issue of Our Sunday Visitor for the tittle quote.