In the name of God ☩ Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen.
Today’s collect is a beautiful prayer, asking that God enable us not to be anxious about earthly things but to hold fast to that which shall endure. It’s something that we all struggle with – not sweating the small stuff and focusing on what truly matters. But as we know from psychology, this is easier said than done. Someone tells you all the great things that you’ve done, and then they offer a bit of constructive criticism by saying “but,” and it’s as if everything said before “but” was just a lie to soften the blow.