September 13, 2022
Edward Bouverie Pusey (22 August 1800—16 September 1882) was an English
priest. For more than fifty years, he taught Hebrew at the University of Oxford.
He played an instrumental role in the renewal of the Church of England (or, one
might simply say, the Church in England).
He gives us the following helpful advice, underlying which is a great invitation to
“trust in the Lord with all our heart” (Proverbs 3:5).
If we wish to gain contentment, we might try such rules as these:
1. Allow yourself to complain of nothing, not even of the weather.
2. Never picture yourself under any circumstances in which you are
3. Never compare your own lot with that of another.
4. Never allow yourself to dwell on the wish that this or that had been,
or were, otherwise than it was, or is. God Almighty loves you better
and more wisely than you do yourself.
5. Never dwell on tomorrow. Remember that it is God's, not yours. The
heaviest part of sorrow often is to look forward to it. The Lord will
Trusting in Providence with you, I am
Your brother in Christ,
THE REV. DOMINIQUE PERIDANS