The pandemic of weariness

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“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” (Matthew 11:28-30)

Are you tired and weary, too?

We are a tired and weary people. I see weariness all around me. For we pandemic and vax skeptics, the fear didn’t phase us, but the weariness got us. So, in a sense, those in power won at least a momentary victory.
A few days ago, I was speaking to a friend who is a career sherpa; that is, she helps people navigate through their career. She has observed a real sense of weariness all around. People are tired of change, as the radical life changes decreed by those in power, using the pandemic as a tool to gain greater control, to force us to give up our liberties of freedom of assembly, freedom of religion, freedom...
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Have courage and fortitude, dear Warrior of Christ

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7

“But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, ‘Take heart; it is I. Do not be afraid.’”   Matthew 14:27

Ours is a challenging calling, we Christ-followers. And ours is a scary, uncertain time. So sometimes we lose heart. And sometimes we fear. We are human; this is natural.

But I’m here to tell you that you don’t have to remain defeated and fearful, because the Lord our God is with us. Let’s get started.

According to The American Heritage Dictionary, “courage” is “the state or quality of mind or spirit that enables one to face danger with self-possession, confidence, and resolution; bravery.” Its root word comes from the Latin,...

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