Sunday, February 8, 2015

Don't Worry, Be Selfless

Lloyd Mullen, author of "A Long Way from Tipperary" told us just the other day that "Anxiety is a sin because it means you don't trust God."

He has a point. It reminds me of the story of the boy and the bicycle. This lad was given a bicycle by his parents but they'd not given him a puncture kit. He got a puncture his first day out. He worried about it all night long. Couldn't sleep. The next morning he looked at his bike and the puncture was still there. So he didn't worry any more.

You get the point? Worrying doesn't fix anything at all. Nor does it serve God. There's a third point. Worrying is selfish. Well by and large it is. The focus is generally inward.

Hard of course to be told that, if you are worrying. It's a hard lesson to learn, not to be anxious. We all need to work at it, if we can.

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