Daily Meditation for April 12, 2024

Election time is charged with strong opinions, voicing of convictions, and often filled with great division about the ways of bringing about the common good. Our faith assures us that God loves, honors and respects each of us for our convictions. Wisdom is seeing as God sees—that diversity is good and that we are connected as one even if we have opposite convictions. Election time is a good time to open our eyes and hearts to love and respect each person and their convictions. Perhaps a firm belief in the statement of Julian of Norwich, a 14th-century mystic, could help us at this time: “All will be well.” God is accomplishing peace, love, unity and the common good. Remember, “All will be well.”

By Marlene Meierhofer, OSB