Do not waste time thinking about the future, worrying…

(c)Mateo Ivankovic 2017
J.M.J.
October 20, 2017
St. Paul of the Cross

Dear Family of Mary!

“…My children, do not waste time thinking about the future, worrying….” (October 2, 2017)

Caryll Houselander speaks about worry this way:

Your final question is “How not worry?”!
Well if only I had an answer to meet that, how gladly I would give it to you, and apply it to myself! But of course there is no shortcut to not worrying.
It does not necessarily imply want of trust; in fact, it may be that what God asks of you is to accept it, and not to worry about worrying!
Trust does not, of course, mean that you trust God to remove the causes of worry, though if you persevere in prayer in spite of all setbacks, he may do that; but trust really means that, however impossible it is to realize this emotionally, your will accepts as a certainty that whatever God allows to happen is, in his plan of love, what is really best for you and those whom you love.
“Surrender” to God’s will does not of course mean being able to want disaster!
It does mean believing, blindly of course, that whatever happens, and whatever you feel about it, you are in his hands, and so are those you love.
The more you say, “I must not worry,” the more you will: I think it better simply to offer the worrying to God…
I have the temperament which just has to face the worst possibility, and I think, when one does, one realizes that the very worst can be accepted. My way is to say in every emergency, “Now what is the worst that can happen?’ and then, “So what?” That works with me. (From “The Letters of Caryll Houselander: Her Spiritual Legacy. Sheed and Ward LTD. 1965)
I love Caryll Houselander. She just says it like it is!!
Have a wonderful weekend!!
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
Mary TV 2017

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Jim Brown (Fruit shows 29, 44 and 199)
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