“’Don’t be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God, and the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds’ (Phil. 4: 6-7). St. Paul doesn’t promise our prayers will be answered in the way we might want. But he does promise peace. Peace can come in many forms, but especially our feeling a deep sense that God loves us.”

— God Can’t: How to Believe in God and Love after Tragedy, Abuse, and Other Evils by Thomas Jay Oord

Greatness Is A Mental Abstraction

The great arises out of small things that are honored and cared for. Everybody’s life really consists of small things. Greatness is a mental abstraction and a favorite fantasy of the ego. The paradox is that the foundation for greatness is honoring the small things of the present moment instead of pursuing the idea of greatness.