August 16, 2020

My reflection today is from Fresh Bread:
“ Have you ever thought about all the time we spend worrying? Mark Twain said that most of the things we worry about never happen. But we go on worrying anyhow…..
Yet worrying keeps us from being free, from noticing and enjoying life’s goodness. It focuses on what is unknown, or on what we think will soon be there to torment, shame, or haunt us. Worrying saps away our inner energy because we spend so much time tossing and turning over the ‘what ifs’ and the ‘maybes.’ Worrying distracts us from our vision, our goals and dreams. It shakes fingers at us and causes us to distrust ourselves. Worrying eats the heart out of peace and tends to keep us occupied with ourselves instead of with God and the people of God.” Joyce Rupp
I remember Sister Francine Marie saying to me. “ Worrying is like a rocking chair, you just keep going back and forth but get nowhere.”
Let us stop worrying about what we have no control over and give everything over to God.