Faith and Worry
“The opposite of faith is not doubt. It’s worry”. The worries of our daily lives The panic in front of our daily difficulties The anxious and powerless feeling in front of the future. To worry is indeed to forget That we are more valuable Than the birds in the air And the flowers of the field God clothes the grass of the field “which is here today and tomorrow is thrown”. He feeds the birds “who do not sow or reap or store away in barns”. But worry just seems natural When we face the insurmountable When the hardship of today Turns off the light of hope that tomorrow has in store. Nevertheless, worry is nothing But a serious distraction That wastes energy otherwise put to good use. Worry is the opposite of faith. Faith is rather having our eyes On the tiny but uplifting aspects of the moment Despite the trying hours of the day Despite the looming hopelessness that worry would not resolve. Instead of giving in to the anxiety and worries That often invade and cripple our daily lives Maybe we should look tirelessly For the shaky and frail presence… The shaky and frail presence Of joy, light and peace hidden nonetheless In some unexpected moments of our days… So that “sadness” and worry could “flee away”.