Message Raughton Head Parish Magazine Rose Castle
Welcome to 2021 - May it be a great improvement on the last one! One thing I think we have all learnt a great deal about in the past year is stress. Some of us have been dealing with the hardest situations, some overworked and some underworked but I would like to meet the person who has managed the whole time without any stress. For my self, I found myself frequently stressed by things I could not control; worrying about things that I was not in charge of. There have been a few days where I had to stop myself turning on the news or picking up a paper if only to clear my mind. I kept thinking to myself, if only I didn't know what was going on I could be quite calm and content now, but because I do know I can't settle.
I don't have the answer: we all know Jesus told us not be anxious, we know that God is in charge and I do find prayer helpful but fixing stress is beyond me. May I suggest a resolution for everyone? If you can I encourage you to be gentle with yourself and find some space for rest. Jesus said, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Mt 11.28-30 I pray that you will be able to find your rest in him. God bless and best wishes for a prosperous New Year.
God bless.
Ben Phillips - 070360 99123

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