These thoughts came to me this morning as I had in my mind the residue of a Gary Potter article I read last night (it will be published soon):
Control that which was given to you to control. Where an evil exists that you cannot control, exert influence. Where you have the capacity for neither, accept the situation with meekness as a cross from the good God. And here’s the secret: without divine concurrence, none of this can be done; without divine grace, none of it can be done meritoriously. When we do it in union with Christ, all of it is sanctifying.