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.
"...and it was gray, and grayer the the deeper he went. What if it was deeper than he had figured? But soon the light changed, the muck brightened, and he was headed out, towards clear sky and sun again. He said that was the best sight in the world."
"Our closeness is enhanced by sharing our grief, much more so than by the misguided attempt to keep it all under control..."
"Something within me is waking from long sleep, and I want to live and move again. Some zest is returning to me, some immense gratefulness for those who love me, some strong wish to love them also. I am full of thanks for life. I have not told myself to be thankful. I just am so."