Monday, March 9, 2009

Sleeping with Bread - In Troubled Times

What do we hold on to when times are tough and life is uncertain?


"There is nothing that wastes the body like worry, and one who has any faith in God should be ashamed to worry about anything whatsoever." ~ Mahatma Gandhi

"Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God...shall guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus." Phil. 4:6,7

We must believe that our struggles will end. Maybe this recession was meant to happen as a monumental correction to what men have created. It's time to "let go and let God," as "they" say, and have FAITH.

"Courage, it would seem, is nothing less than the power to overcome danger, misfortune, fear, injustice, while continuing to affirm inwardly that life with all its sorrows is good; that everything is meaningful even if in a sense beyond our understanding; and that there is always tomorrow." ~ Dorothy Thompson

"Hope is like a road in the country; there was never a road, but when many people walk on it, the road comes into existence." ~ Lin Yutang

We can not succumb to the negative forces all around us. We must not give up but know that our troubles will not go on forever or defeat us. He has said He will not give us more than we can handle. It may not always feel that way but I know that it is true. Look forward, not down. Claim HOPE.

"Love is a choice you make from moment to moment." ~ Barbara de Angelis

"Love, like truth and beauty, is concrete. Love is not fundamentally a sweet feeling; not, at heart, a matter of sentiment, attachment, or being "drawn toward." Love is active, effective, a matter of making reciprocal and mutually beneficial relation with one's friends and enemies." ~ Carter Heyward

During difficult times, it is easy to think about ourselves, what we need to make things right, what God and the world need to give us to change our situation. Why not step outside ourselves and think about what we can do for others; how can we ease their suffering? How can we do this without seeking reward? Let's look to LOVE.

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  1. *sigh* Ya know--I apparently needed reminded that it's not all about MEMEME.
    And it's not.

    I even KNOW that the more I get outside me MEMEME and MY little life inconveniences to help another human being, the more centered, peaceful and happy I am.....the more content I am with me and the world.

    Why, when I know that's the end result, I slip back into MEMEME--dunno....probably that 'human' factor, huh?

    Sheeeeeeshhh....being human isn't all it's cracked up to be!

  2. Your quote from Gandhi is the perfect reminder. I have been wanting to buy one of his books but keep on forgetting. I recently watched the 1980's about Gandhi and have found him to be such an amazing man.


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