READINGS for 2007-06-23
“Aren’t you worth much more than birds.” – Matthew 6:26
2 Corinthians 12:1-10
P S A L M
Psalm 34:8-9, 10-11, 12-13
G O S P E L
T O D A Y ’ S BLESSING LIST
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READ THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR Songs 1-4
DIFFICULT BUT NOT IMPOSSIBLEDr. Scott Peck, a renowned psychologist, wrote a book entitled, “The Road Less Traveled”. The first sentence of his book reads: “Life is difficult.” That first sentence is likewise the whole paragraph of the book’s first chapter. Life, indeed, is difficult. Jesus today, however tells us, “Worrying does not make it any less difficult.” On the contrary, worrying less makes our difficulties in life bearable. Faith in Divine Providence is the medicine for the endless worrier.
Worrying does not solve problems. It makes problems become even more complicated. Frequently, it even multiplies the problems already present.
Worrying does not correct mistakes. Many times, worrying causes panic and therefore more blunders that either aggravates mistakes already committed or create more mistakes or both. Worrying in itself is a big mistake.
Worrying does not add even a single say to one’s life. Instead, worrying kills. It causes heart ailments, ulcer, high blood pressure, and even cancer. Not a few die young because they worry about getting old.
But there is a legitimate worrying. The Lord certainly does not advocate a carefree life, much less a careless life. He wants us to plan for our future, to save for the rainy days, to have foresight so as not to end up in misery, to work for a decent and happy life. He wants us to take care of ourselves because He loves us. But He does not want us to worry to death because worrying to death is never taking care of our selves. We should never live carefree and careless lives. We should rather put all our cares in God because He cares for us. In our hands, life is difficult. In God’s hands, life is not impossible. Fr. Bobby T.
REFLECTION QUESTION: What are my worries in life?
Abba, I place my whole life into Your hands. I trust Your love for me. You will never abandon me. Yes, life is difficult, but we will go through it together. With You, all things are possible. Amen.
St. Joseph Cafasso, confessor, pray for us.
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