Our dear friend, Laura Hegstrom, sent me a series of proclamations this week that were written by Pope John XXIII. Three of the stanzas seemed perfect for the start of this (or any) week:
"Only for today, I will adapt to circumstances, without requiring all circumstances to be adapted to my own wishes...
"Only for today, I will firmly believe, despite appearances, that the good providence of God cares for me as no one else who exists in this world.
"Only for today, I will have no fears. In particular, I will not be afraid to enjoy what is beautiful and to believe in goodness. Indeed, for twelve hours I can certainly do what might cause me consternation were I to believe I had to do it all my life."
Pope John XXIII
"The Daily Decalogue"