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Pastor Sally’s Devotion for April 1,2020

| April 2, 2020

Dear friends,

I realized today that I was letting the future get to me.  In fact, the future, as I was imagining it, was ruining my day.  So I paused and took out my favorite prayer book.  I found a very useful reflection in the entry for today.  It was written by Anne Morrow Lindbergh, who suffered great sorrow in her early twenties at the kidnapping and murder of her baby.  I think her wise words are useful in these days when letting the future or the past “get to us” is simply not helpful.  Here are Anne’s words:

“Hurry is an unpleasant thing in itself, but also very unpleasant for whoever is around it.  Some people came into my room and rushed in and rushed out, and even when they were there, they were not there – they were in the moment ahead or the moment behind.  Some people who came in just for a moment were all there, completely in that moment.

Live from day to day, just from day to day.  If you do so, you worry less and live more richly.  If you let yourself be absorbed completely, if you surrender completely to the moments as they pass, you live more richly those moments.”                                                                                                                                                     Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Peace to you, Pr. Sally

Seek first God’s kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.                        Matt 6: 33-34


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