While Fr. AP is away, he has chosen this passage for you to enjoy:
God has created me to do Him some definite service.
He has committed some work to me which He
has not committed to another. I have my mission. I
may never know it in this world, but I shall be told it
in the next.
I am a link in the chain, a bond of connection between
persons. He has not created me for naught.
I shall do good. I shall do His work. I shall be an
angel of peace, a preacher of truth in my own place,
while not intending it, if I do but keep His commandments.
Therefore will I trust Him. Wherever, whatever I
am, I can never be thrown away. If I am in sickness,
my sickness may serve Him; in perplexity, my perplexity
may serve Him; if I am in sorrow, my sorrow
may serve Him.
He does nothing in vain. He knows what He is
about. He may take away my friends, He may throw
me among strangers. He may make me feel desolate,
make my spirits sink, hide my future from
me….still….He knows what He is about.
John Henry Newman