Friday, November 21, 2008

Daily Digest #181

A man of understanding is of a calm spirit. —Proverbs 17:27

We are so afraid of change. I myself wonder why. We tend to worry about things that have not come to pass. We burden ourselves with infinite questions on how to solve our problems even when they have not actually happened yet. When things actually happen, we sometimes take matters into our own hands, not minding if we would hurt others, or even ourselves. When we find ourselves threatened by change -- in our work environment, our neighborhood, or our homes -- we tend to plan ways on how to preserve our comfort zones. We forget that the only constant in this life is change.

I commend a friend for taking prayer as his first step to analyze what's been bothering him. He lifted all his worries to God before doing or saying anything. And for this, not only has he kept himself from making hasty decisions, but also he has peace of mind. He may not know what would happen next, but he trusts that God would handle the rest. I can only wish for myself to face life with such wisdom, calmness and grace.

For this, let us pray. May we learn stay calm and lift our worries to God. May we free ourselves of worry and trust that God is in control. May we do our utmost everyday to love and care for others, just as what He has instructed us to do. May we never forget the only 2 things that He has commanded us -- to love God with all our hearts, and to love our neighbors as ourselves. If we actually think about these, what else do we need to worry about? Pray always.

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