Sometimes at the end of the day sorrow stays with me when I see angry outbursts erupt around our world.
At other times apprehension and caution remind me to be careful when I read stories of armed carjacking a few miles away.
While some events do get me attention, they do not rock me.
I remember the quiet good times Carol and I spend together. I look forward to a fun afternoon with my daughter and granddaughter. I look forward to multiple ZOOM bible studies during the upcoming week.
Also, I have a way in a prayer to end my da6y.
I discovered some years ago an evening prayer by Cardinal Newman. Here it is with some modification:
“Thank you for supporting us all the day long, till the shades lengthen and the evening comes, and the busy world is hushed, and the fever of life is over, and our work is done.
Then in Your mercy, give us a safe lodging, and a holy rest and peace at the last.”
“I will give you the treasures of darkness, riches hidden in secret places, so that you may know that I am the Lord, the God of Israel, who summons you by name”
(Isaiah 45:3 NIV).
And I remember something everlasting.