MONDAY, September 28
Matthew 6:25-34. And can any of you by worrying add a single hour to your span of life?
My mother-in-law was a world-class worrier. She passed some of that on to her daughter, but my wife discovered a way to lighten this burden. When something needed to be worried about, she and her mother would take turns, thus giving each other some respite.
In today’s gospel, we hear that if we redirect the energy it takes to worry into something constructive, something like striving to bring in the kingdom of God and his righteousness, then the rest will fall into place.
As good advice as this is, I know it will not totally prevent me from worrying, but maybe if I can just alternate my worry with striving to serve God, I will be healthier both physically and spiritually.
Ps 89:1-18 * 89:19-52; 2 Kings 17:24-41; 1 Corinthians 7:25-31
PRAY for the Diocese of St. Asaph (Wales)