The Man walked His talk. However, although He admonished followers to “Consider the lilies of the field,” He did not suggest that we stride stupidly into a lion’s snare. Lilies represent peace; the opposite of dread and anguish.
So, what worries do we harbor? Which fears should be honored as legitimate and which can be discarded? This morning, I read, “There is a level in every human soul which knows no conflict, competition, or contempt.” Life lived at that level frees us from miserable nightmares. Although I admit to being a practiced worrier, I now seek peace. Below, I list issues that no longer frighten me.
- I do not fear someone simply because that person’s skin tone differs from mine. We share similar body parts, thinking processes, and feelings.
- Those who refer to God by a name, which sounds foreign, do not concern me. God, by any name remains God.
- Sexual preferences of other consenting adults do not worry me. What other people do sexually does not have any impact on my life.