I am needy and poor; the Lord will care for me (Ps 39:18).... The Lord cares for you, so feel safe. He carries you who made you; dont fall from the hands of your Craftsman. If you fall from them, you will break. You remain in his hands if you will the good. Say: "My God wanted me, and he himself will carry me and hold me." Throw yourself upon him. Dont think this is a foolish thing to do, as if you were falling headlong. Dont think that way. God said: I fill heaven and earth (Jer 23:24). Nowhere is he absent from you. Dont you be absent from him. Dont be absent from yourself. The Lord cares for me. (Augustine, Enar. in Ps 39, 27)

Rev. Joseph A. Komonchak, professor emeritus of the School of Theology and Religious Studies at the Catholic University of America, is a retired priest of the Archdiocese of New York.

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