"Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?... Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself."
When I was talking to Mom on Saturday she brought up this Bible verse. At church yesterday, the same scripture was the Gospel reading. I decided that was a sign.
The lesson is from Matthew 6:24-34. Jesus is speaking to his followers, who had basic necessities to worry about, like food and clothing.
I tend to worry about family. This has been a long winter of worrying. Dad spent weeks in hospitals with a brain injury from a fall, and is still recovering. Bob's dad has spent the past few weeks in hospitals with health issues. Big transitions are being required of them and of the rest of our family. I also worry about my three kids, their happiness and careers.
Here's what I'm giving up for Lent this year: Worry. I'm fasting from worry.
Care to join me?