Saturday, May 21, 2022

MacDonald: the burden of today

Saturday, May 21, 2022
    Feast of Commemoration of Helena, Protector of the Faith, 330
    [Jesus:] “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”
    —Matthew 6:34 (NIV)
    It has been well said that no man ever sank under the burden of the day. It is when tomorrow’s burden is added to the burden of today that the weight is more than a man can bear. Never load yourselves so, my friends. If you find yourselves so loaded, at least remember this: it is your own doing, not God’s. He begs you to leave the future to Him and mind the present.
    ... George MacDonald (1824-1905), Annals of a Quiet Neighbourhood, v. I [1867], London: Strahan & Co., 1873, p. 203 (see the book)
    See also Matt. 6:26-34; 11:28-30; Luke 12:25-26; Gal. 6:2
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, lead me to cast my anxieties on You.
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