“All Shall Be Well”

This (below) is repost four of five figuratively buried essays…

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“All shall be well. And, all shall be well. And, all manner of things shall be well.”

These eschatological words were spoken by Jesus to (and through) Julian of Norwich while she was engaged in mystical prayer. I hold them very close to my heart and find in them a definitive statement about God’s goodness and good intentions for the world.

We may quarrel, but all shall be well.

We may struggle, but all shall be well.

We may suffer, but all shall be well.

We may be so wrapped up in our own selfish pursuits that we miss God’s blessings in the moment, but all shall be well.

We may be discouraged and lonely, but all shall be well.

We may doubt, but all shall be well.

Life’s burdens may sometimes seem too heavy to bear, but all shall be well.

We may be divided ideologically, politically, and theologically, but all shall be well.

We may ache to find a deeper purpose in life, but all shall be well.

We may question our own ability to accomplish the tasks before us, but all shall be well.

We may be wilting under the judgment and criticism of others, but all shall be well.

We may be experiencing terrible grief, but all shall be well.

Ultimately, all manner of things shall be well.

6 thoughts on ““All Shall Be Well”

  1. theoreflectionandwriting

    Steve,
    Thank you for this beautiful reflection and for all that I have read preceding it. You are a gifted spiritual writer and I encourage you to keep writing the heart of God out of your own heart, as you are.
    Lucretia

    Reply
    1. sdalton43 Post author

      Lucretia, coming from you, those kind and encouraging words mean all that much more to me. Thank you for visiting my blog. I’ll hope you’ll return often.

      Blessings,
      Steve

      Reply

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