YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT WILL HAPPEN TOMORROW. THE MOST YOU SHOULD EVER SAY IS: “IF IT IS THE LORD’S WILL.”
Here is the answer for those of you who talk like this: “Today or tomorrow, we are off to this or that town; we are going to spend a year there, trading, and make some money.” You never know what will happen tomorrow: you are no more than a mist that is here for a little while and then disappears. The most you should ever say is: “If it is the Lord’s will, we shall still be alive to do this and that.” But how proud and sure of yourselves you are now! Pride of this kind is always wicked. Everyone who knows what is the right thing to do and doesn’t do it commits a sin.
V. The word of the Lord.
R. Thanks be to God.