By 24, I thought I had to be married, pregnant, in my dream job, with a killer house, and a fat bank account (or something like that).
|Image by Bobbi and Mike|
|Accepting my Master's Degree|
I still don't know who I am. I still have similar stresses and anxieties that I had when I was 24. They just look different.
|Stress and Anxiety|
This Sunday at church was the Presentation of the Lord. This is where Mary and Joseph brought Jesus, a mere 40 days old, to the temple for the purification ritual. Father Dexter, was encouraging us to not lose sight of the light of Christ in our lives. He was telling us that we will always have anxieties, stressors, and worries, but the light of Christ shines in all of us and is for all of us to experience. This light never fades, no matter how far away we are from it. We have just simple allow Christ to be our light. We have to practice letting Christ be our light.
This is such a beautiful message to remember when all of the stressors, anxieties, and worries get to be too much. Christ is our light, shining in the darkness (anxiety), and shining in our hearts.
|Christ be our light. |
St. Elizabeth Seton, Carmel, IN