EVERY SORT OF THING WILL BE ALL RIGHT

12 Mar

Today, 12 March 2012, I delivered this prayer written by Julian of Norwich at the opening of the impeachment hearing against Chief Justice Corona:

 

On one occasion the good Lord said, “Everything is going to be all right.”  On another, “You will see for yourself that every sort of thing will be all right.”  In these two sayings the soul discerns various meanings.

          One is that he wants us to know that not only does he care for great and noble things, but equally for little and small, lowly and simple things as well.  This is his meaning: “Everything will be all right.”  We are to know that the least thing will not be forgotten.

          Another is this:  We see deeds done that are so evil, and injuries inflicted that are so great, that it seems to us quite impossible that any good can come of them.  As we consider these, sorrowfully and mournfully, we cannot relax in the blessed contemplation of God as we ought.  This is caused by the fact that our reason is now so blind, base, and ignorant that we are unable to know that supreme and marvelous wisdom, might, and goodness that belong to the blessed Trinity.  This is the meaning of his words “You will see for yourself that every sort of thing will be all right.”  It is as if he were saying, “Be careful now to believe and trust, and in the end you will see it all in its fullness and joy.”

3 comments on “EVERY SORT OF THING WILL BE ALL RIGHT

  1. I have been asking myself, why is it that good people outnumbers evil but still the latter prevails. Thank you Sen. Miriam for this very special article. Now I know.

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