my reflection today comes from Living Faith:
Can any of you by worrying add a single moment to your lifespan? Why are you anxious about clothes? Matthew 6:7￼￼￼
“Jesus’ sense of humor shows through in many places, including this speech recorded by Matthew. The human capacity for worry is boundless. The suffering caused by anxiety is immense. Like the bird at the window, we bump up against our own limitations over and over, and yet have trouble recognizing or acknowledging them. Our worry and anxiety grow.￼
We cannot help but be anxious about our safety and well-being. Of course, we cannot make ourselves invulnerable to suffering and death. Jesus knows all this- he experiences it in his own humanness, which he willingly took on. What we can do is accept the love of God who tends and cares for us, and who alone is the antidote for anxiety. Trusting God won’t take away our need of food and clothing. But it will answer the deepest need of all. And that changes everything.
Teach me to seek you first, my God”
Sister Francine Marie gave me a prayer card that said, “Worrying is like a rocking chair, you just keep going back-and-forth and get no where.” When we are going through difficult times let us put it in God’s hands￼. I know it is easier said than done.￼
The Spirit is working. I just quoted Sister Francine Marie and then I saw in my prayer book today is the anniversary of her death.