When something bad happens, do we blame God? Julian of Norwich never mentions the war, plague, and papal schism she lived through. Instead, she focuses on God’s peace and power, which gave her—and gives us—the serenity to fear nothing.
Divine One, as Julian said,
“We are most precious to you when we stumble.”
God, look tenderly on our vulnerability.
In the next crisis or catastrophe, set aside the punitive images of God and reflect with Julian on the fact that “there is no anger in God.”