“When I am anxious it is because I am living in the future. When I am depressed it is because I am living in the past.” Like many words of wisdom, the truth behind this thought is a lot easier to agree with than it is to live with. The everyday reality is that we tend to be anxious when we’re trying to be responsible for all the projects on our list. It is easy to go too far to worry about bills that aren’t due yet, events planned for months in the future, disasters that may or may not happen. And it is easy to spend too much time rummaging around in the closet of memories. Opportunities lost years ago, promising relationships that almost (but didn’t) work out, real and imagined rejections – these can all be dragged out of the closet and made to dance on the stage of our consciousness. What about right now? Is the sun shining today? Are we healthy? Are we free to move around and shake things up? My healthy choice today is to live these 24 hours thinking of this day as having bright potential untarnished by yesterday. Days of Healing, Days of Joy – E. Larsen
Weekly thoughts and announcements from our Pastor, Fr. Tom Lewandowski.