Sunday, May 31, 2020

In Troublous Times

French mystic Charles de Foucauld:
There is a phrase of holy Scripture that we must, I believe, always remember. It’s that Jerusalem was reconstructed in angustia temporum (Daniel).
Which the King James version renders as in troublous times. Foucauld continues:
We must work all our life in angustia temporum. Difficulties are not a temporary state that we let pass like a squall so that we can set to work when the weather will be calm. No, these are the normal state. We must count on them being so for our entire life, for all of the good things that we want to do, in angustia temporum.

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