Family Reflection Video: Work Rather Than Worry

Posted by Father Pinto Paul, C.S.C. on May 12, 2017 2:39:15 PM
Father Pinto Paul, C.S.C.

We’ve heard it from our loving family members, close friends and even trusted doctors, “Don’t worry. It’ll work itself out. Don't worry.” If worrying isn't helpful, then why do we all do it?

Perhaps the biggest reason we worry is because we don’t know how not to. We don’t think there is an alternative. “Trust in God” is not used when we can’t think of anything else to say. Rather, it’s a style of life! It means giving yourself completely to God moment-by-moment, leaving yesterday’s guilt and tomorrow’s fears all to Him. It’s complete trust in God to handle your anxious worry.

Gather your family together for this exercise: Think of one anxiety that is pressing in on you more than any other. Think of the one thing that is bothering you, that makes you tense up every time it comes to mind. Think of that one anxiety and then … let it go! Give it to God!

Thank you for joining me today, friends. I’ll leave you and your family with this mantra, “Lord, I’ll do the work, and you do the worrying.”

For additional reading: John 14:1-6 

Topics: prayer, trust