“Anchored in the Unchanging”
Philippians 4: 11: “Not that I speak from want; for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am.” What did St. Paul learn about contentment? Simply not to base contentment on such a variable thing as circumstances. His contentment was based on God’s surpassing love, His eternal presence, and His all-conquering mercy. If our desires are focused on these unshakable things, contentment is an inevitable result.