Beautiful thoughts from Mystie Winckler on the Circe blog. Good stuff to contemplate as the school year winds down.
Fortiter fideliter forsan feliciter.
It means “bravely, faithfully, perhaps successfully.”
It’s a reminder that so often the results are not in our hands. We are called to obey faithfully, but God gives the increase – in His time, in His way – and it often doesn’t look like what we expected. We can’t control how things will work out, but we can control whether or not we obey.
Living in repentance is not living in perpetual guilt and woe-is-me introspection; it is faithfulness, it is obedience, it is listening to and believing God rather than ourselves. Repentance is abiding in Christ’s will rather than our own.
Read the rest of the article here. You’ll be glad you did!