I was going through my 1995 Prayer Journal and came upon this I pasted in it.
I thought you would like its message like I did.
Blessings and love, Fr. Jack.
Psalm 55:24 - Cast your burdens upon the Lord,
and he will sustain you.
Give thanks to the Lord always and your life will be a song.
Some songs are sad, of course, but the melody is still there
as well as the movement and the feeling of freedom that comes from music.
To praise and thank God, no matter what happens,
is a gift which few possess.
To lift your voice and heart on high in failure and defeat
places you among the saints of God.
For only faith and love can explain a song of
praise and thanksgiving when times are bad.
Selections from Song of the Sparrows by Murray Bodo O.F.M.,
St. Anthony Messenger Press.