Worry and Roses

Is it an evasion of my moral responsibility, for me not to do my best for the good in all situations?  I’ve been sitting in my summer garden, full of fret and anxiety. So much healing is needed, everywhere. There was a delicious scent from an ancient red rose, as I pottered about. It’s a month since the longest day. But it is still high summer. I gathered some runner beans, ready for picking. And mint sauce and gravy. A tiny ant explored the leaf of a columbine. Not much I can change about the sins of the whole world, tonight. Is it a sin to enjoy the sunset and let things be?

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2 Responses to Worry and Roses

  1. Pooka says:

    I doubt there’s anything wrong with savoring God’s goodness in creation. It reminds us of how things should be. Matthew’s Gospel has a comment: “…do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble. ” And Philippians has another good one: “whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.”

  2. lleweton says:

    Many thanks, Pooka.

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