Sunday, December 8, 2019

How then we shall be

After Philippians 4:4-9

How, then, we shall be?
Certainly not besotted
with the modern disease,
the modern addictions
of anxiety. Now, as then,
the Lord is near, his presence
permeating and spreading,
growing so silently and 
subtly that we tend
to miss it, but that is 
our problem, our failure,
he is here and near, and
his peace surrounds us,
guarding our hearts,
guarding our minds.

Reject anxiety, he says;
set it aside. Derangement
syndromes are always
with us, and have been 
since the great expulsion.

Photograph by Gabriel via Unsplash. Used with permission.

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