July 18, 2018
St. Camillus de Lellis
Just a Dream
Shall he who shaped the ear not hear?
or he who formed the eye not see?
I don't have as many anxiety dreams as I used to. But when they occur, they share the same setting as they always have: I'm in the classroom, either as a student or a teacher, unprepared to either take or give an exam. Or I have to get to school and I just can't.
What a relief it is to realize--either in the midst of it or upon awaking--that it was, indeed, just a dream.
Sometimes my waking life can be filled with different sorts of anxiety and worry. What a relief it is when I read the psalmist in the midst of it all and realize that God sees and hears all, that the fear that I am in this all alone is, indeed, nothing but a dream.
Loving God, I rest my worries in you, trusting in your care.
- Amy Welborn
Isaiah 10:5-7, 13-16|Psalm 94:5-10, 14-15|Matthew 11:25-27