"We have to fight them daily, like fleas,
those many small worries about the morrow,
for they sap our energies….
The things that have to be done must be done,
and for the rest we must not allow ourselves
to become infested with thousands of petty fears and worries,
so many motions of no confidence in God.
Ultimately, we have just one moral duty:
to reclaim large areas of peace in ourselves,
more and more peace, and reflect it towards others.
And the more peace there is in us,
the more peace there will also be in our troubled world."
- Etty Hillesum
I was reading through Inward/Outward and this quote
reminded me how I so easily become infested
with those petty fears and worries that Etty described.
Let us pray for one another's reclamation from
that which saps our energies.
(And read as much of Etty Hillesum as possible!)