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Psalm 131:2 I do not occupy myself with great matters, or with things that are too hard for me.
Jesus tells us over and over that the going is going to get tough, faith-wise. No matter where a person of faith goes, from the most private monastic cell to the largest parish or ecclesiastical office, it is impossible to escape intrigue, debates, and thickening plots. People are people, after all. And even though God loves us, we can be real jerks.
It is a necessary spiritual discipline to resist occupying ourselves with things—or people—we can’t control. The God who made heaven and earth can handle being God; our job is to bask in that truth and let the rest of it go.
MOVING FORWARD: How do you understand the practice of letting go? Is it helpful to you? Why or why not?