Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Fear: It's Everywhere

This NYTimes article makes me feel ill. Not because I don't believe the article, but because I know it is true.

If all we have to fear is fear itself, then I'm getting afraid of the level of fear and anxiety I see around me.

We need strength to be available to those who need us. To offer companionship through these times.

Lord, help us not smite those who put odd apocalyptic spin on current events. Amen.

Hope, trust and humor help us. So does a listening ear.

Holy Week, it lasts a month,



Songbird said...

I don't like feeling anxious, or picking up on anxiety in the culture. I'm with you.

God_Guurrlll said...

The link to the article is broken. Could you let me know what the title of the article is?

I hate fear. Songbird wrote a posting in her blog called Get behind me
Since I read her thoughtful words, I am constantly saying "Get behind me" when my anxiety gets the best of me.

Mary Beth said...

Here's that link:

I'm with you, Cass. I no longer stay in the room and read while my spouse watches THE ALARMIST NEWS CHANNEL! ALL ALARM, ALL THE TIME! I sit in another room until it goes off. I don't have room for that in my head.

word verification is "blessen" - you are one to me.

St. Casserole said...

Mary Beth, thanks for fixing the link.
SB, I pick up on anxiety around me. I don't like this part of being empathic.

MB, you are a blessing to me, toooo!

GG, SB is a wise gal, isn't she?

Rev SS said...

"Holy Week lasts a month" ... so true ... and I'll be glad when next month gets here!

Sue said...

a double round of Amens for "Holy Week lasts a month"

Yes, it does.

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

It is thick every where and I hate it. It just sucks the energy out of me.