WORRY AND CONCERN
The call to trust and not to worry is at the core of Jesus’ teaching. But let’s be clear. Worry is not to be confused with concern. Worry frets about a problem, concern solves the problem. That reminds me of the famous George Bernard Shaw quote “You see things; and you say Why? But I dream things that never were; and say Why not?”
We need to be concerned and worry about the world: Why so much war, and so many hungry children? About our City: Why can’t we have decent homes for the poor? Why can’t we rid our community of pornography which poisons minds and perverts persons? Why can’t we have excellent schools, available to persons no matter where they live?
Our city is a generous and caring city. I would urge you to choose the group with whom you are going to spend your volunteer time, asking the simply question, what are they worrying about? I will turn worry into concern and make life matter.