Jesus Said What?!?! Be Anxious About Nothing
I read an article in Psychology Today (posted Apr 30, 2008) stating that the levels of anxiety has been increasing in our lives over the years. The article stated that the average high school kid today has the same level of anxiety as the average psychiatric patient in the early 1950’s. We appear to be getting more anxious every decade. The article went on to say that the reasons behind the increase might be attributed to “’social connectedness’—we tend to move more, change jobs, participate less in civic organizations, and we are less likely to participate in religious communities.” I am not sure the level of anxiety for a first century citizen of Israel, but Jesus wanted more for people, and sought to give them a vision of living past the worries of life. Did you know that Jesus said, “Don’t be worried about your life.” What, you say. Yes, Jesus wants you to know a more excellent way.