I do not concern myself with great affairs or with things too sublime for me.  Rather, I have stilled and calmed my soul.  – Ps 131:1-2

Reflection. The words “Do Not Be Afraid” are repeated 365 times throughout the Bible:  first to Isaiah, “Take courage, do not be afraid” (Isa 7:4).  The Angel Gabriel said to Mary, “Do not be afraid” (Lk 1:30).  Jesus said, “Be not afraid, fear is useless; what you need is trust” (Lk 8:50).  Calm your soul, and be at peace.

Prayer. Holy God, I give You all my fears; help me to calm my soul.