Today I was perusing the subscriptions on my Youtube channel when I came across the music of John Michael Talbot. After listening to his beautiful playlist, Quiet Reflections, a series of his songs along with some inspirational readings, I heard the following 2009 teaching on St. Antony of the Desert come up on the playlist I had subsequently clicked.
I was struck by his words on not placing blame on others for our problems. The current political situation in the United States is rife with blaming and this teaching really hit home for me. I know it is difficult, too, not to blame outside people and forces for our own personal problems.
I decided to post it today, wondering when the actual feast of St. Antony fell. I was shocked to realize it is January 17th, this coming Monday; surely a Heavenly coincidence!