HUG Corner: Thought for the Week - 8/28
Healing After Loss (Martha Whitmore Hickman)
"So do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring worries of its own. Today’s trouble is enough for today."
- Matthew 6:34
Easier said than done, especially if our whole life has been shaken by loss. How are we not going to look toward the future without some degree of worry? How am I going to get through the rest of my life without the one I have lost?
It’s all very well to urge that we trust our future to God, that we acknowledge the futility of worry and just quit cold turkey. It’s a matter of basic faith. It’s just common sense.
But as we know, common sense isn’t all that common. And faith may needs its props, its frames of reference.
Someone has suggested we try to live our lives in “daytight” compartments, as though a wall were dropped on either side of this twenty-four hour stretch of time. Not a bad idea!
I know that worry is useless and a waste of time. I will try, today, to put down a clump of worry, leave it, and walk away.
"Be patient with everyone, but above all with yourself. I mean, do not be disturbed because of your imperfections, and always rise up bravely from a fall. I'm glad that you make daily a new beginning; there is no better means of progress in the spiritual life than to be continually beginning a fresh."
"To fashion an inner story of our pain carries us into the heart of it, which is where rebirth inevitably occurs."
"Time is a dressmaker specializing in alterations."