“Noli timere! Fear not! Do not be afraid!”
No matter how we might phrase it, this confident reliance on God, which seeks to look beyond the present moment, is at the heart of the Christian message.
With that in mind, I was sent a fine quote which could be helpful in our times for many people who have written to me lately, and for myself as well:
Don’t be frightened; don’t fear any harm, even though the circumstances in which you work are terrible, worse even than those of Daniel in the pit with all those ferocious beasts. God’s hand is as powerful as ever and, if necessary, he will work miracles. Be faithful! With a loving, responsible and cheerful faithfulness to the teaching of Christ. Be convinced that our times are no worse than those of other centuries, and that Our Lord is always the same.
St Josemaría Escrivá