My one big “spiritual insight” of the last few years is that I can’t find God in the past because it’s over, I can’t meet God in the future because I’m not there yet – the one and only place where I can encounter God is right here and now in this present moment.
This is a lesson that I keep needing to learn. I have spent the last couple of weeks worried about the economy and how it’s going to affect Loyola Press – sleepless nights… the works. I finally realized that: a) my worst fears are probably not going to materialize, b) all my fretting is not going to affect the outcome one iota and c) I need to remember to trust in the Holy Spirit.
I can handle pretty much anything if I’m taking it moment by moment. The sanest thing I can do is to stop worrying and make myself a nice cup of tea.