What is the Solution to our Stressful and Anxious Lives? Go to the Center. | Archdiocese of Washington

In yesterday’s Gospel for the First Sunday of Advent, the Lord described a kind of self-destructive cycle that assails us and then proposed a solution. In this post there is an attempt to focus in a bit more on the solution proposed by the Lord.

But to review the problem, the self destructive cycle recall this text from yesterday’s Gospel:

Beware that your hearts do not become drowsy from carousing and drunkenness and the anxieties of daily life, and that day catch you by surprise like a trap. (Luke 21:34-35)

To describe the cycle of the problem in more modern terms:

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2 thoughts on “What is the Solution to our Stressful and Anxious Lives? Go to the Center. | Archdiocese of Washington

  1. What better example of going to the centre than in today’s Gospel:

    Matthew 8:5-13
    When Jesus entered Capernaum, a centurion came to Him, asking for help. “Lord,” my servant lies at home, paralyzed and in terrible suffering.” Jesus said to him, “I will go and heal him.” The centurion replied, “Lord, I am not worthy to have you come under my roof. But just say the word, and my servant will be healed. For I myself am a man under authority, with soldiers under me. I say to this one, ‘Go,’ and he goes, and that one, ‘Come,’ and he comes. I say to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.” Now when Jesus heard this, He was astonished and said to those were following him, “I tell you the truth, I have not found anyone in Israel with such great faith. I say to you that many will come from east and west, and will take their places at the feast with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven. But the subjects of the kingdom will be thrown outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” Then Jesus said to the centurion, “Go! It will be done just as you believed it would.” And his servant was healed that very hour.

    What Faith! Consider the era, Roman was the world and a Centurion was one to be reckoned with: that he should even concern himself with a mere servant is unbelievable; that he should even think about going outside his own medical resources; that he should consider this jumped-up carpenter; that he should believe that He could heal at a distance. No wonder the Church puts him at the center of the Eucharist! So should we in our daily lives.

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