“Worry is most often a prideful way of thinking that you have more control over life and its circumstances than you actually do.”
― June Hunt
These past few weeks have been a roller coaster ride for all of us.
Hang on, my friends. I’m thinking we’ve entered unmapped territory.
In my sixty plus years on this planet I’ve seen Americans pull each other up and through a lot of unimaginable things. I have faith in us and believe we can do anything–especially when we add prayer.
“..when someone says “please pray for me,” they are not just saying “let’s have lunch sometime.” They are issuing an invitation into the depths of their lives and their humanity- and often with some urgency. And worry is not a substitute for prayer. Worry is a starting place, but not a staying place. Worry invites me into prayer. As a staying place, worry can be self-indulgent, paralyzing, draining, and controlling. When I take worry into prayer, it doesn’t disappear, but it becomes smaller.”
― Sybil MacBeth, Praying in Color: Drawing a New Path to God
Thank you, Deb Henderson, for letting me use one of your wonderful pictures today. You are always so generous. I wish you and your family many blessings.