a classic Peanuts comic, Lucy asks Charlie Brown if he worries about the
world blowing up. Charlie responds by asking, “It all depends…what day
is today?” Lucy reports that it is Tuesday. Charlie replies, “Well,
on Tuesdays I worry about personality problems. Thursday is my day for worrying
about the world blowing up.” Most of us cannot compartmentalize our worry
like Charlie Brown does. Maybe we should remember the biblical admonition to be
anxious for nothing.
Michael Shannon is professor of preaching at Cincinnati Bible College in Cincinnati,
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