Another reason not to dwell

Another reason not to dwell June 12, 2014

“In this world you will have trouble, but take heart!  I have overcome the world.”

John 16:33


Some days, I find myself perpetually dwelling on the troubles of the moment or what just happened rather than looking ahead.   That was so offensive.  Why is it so hot today?  This traffic is so unpleasant!  If only I had remembered that sooner!  Why didn’t I prepare better?  On such days, I fall behind and often feel full of anxiety, disappointment and unrest.


Today, I found great encouragement from Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque:

‘Let us not waste time reflecting so much upon our troubles, either past or present. We must think about them as little as possible, for they have less power to harm us when we disregard and ignore them.’  – St. Margaret Mary Alacoque


St. Paul promises that our trials are light and momentary when compared to the glory of heaven.  Let us claim the hope God offers us and press on with our day.

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  • Claire

    Thank you!

  • Katrina


  • I am sooo one to dwell on the little anxieties of the day! Ah, you would laugh if you could get inside my head for a few minutes! Thank you for this.

  • Lisa

    Such a poignant reminder – thank you!