Do you believe that I am the Son of God?
And do you believe that I died for all men
and women and that I rose from the dead?
Then why do you continue to be distracted
and anxious about your loved ones?
Do they not also belong to me?
Would I refuse to work in their lives just as I work in yours?
I have not put you in charge of redeeming them.
I have already done that.
Nor do you have the power to change their hearts;
Only my Holy Spirit searches and knows the deepest
hearts of men and women, and only He can heal their deepest wounds.
Your task is to love, to forgive, to pray for them and to turn them over to Me.
Come closer to Me yourself and I will do the rest.
(Author unknown; revised)