Saturday, December 1, 2007

drop that burden

Tis the season. If you are beginning to feel a bit burdened, this might help.

A writer tells of his Mom, who was an anxious person. He would talk with her about this, trying to convince her of the uselessness of fretting, but to no avail. One morning she came down to breakfast wreathed in smiles. He asked her what had happened, and she told him that in the night she had a dream.

She was walking along a highway with a great crowd of people who all seemed tired and burdened. They were all carrying little black bundles. She noticed there were beings dropping these black bundles for the people to pick up and carry. Like the others, she had her needless load and was weighed down. After a while she saw a man with a bright and loving face, passing through the crowd, comforting the people.

At last he came near her. She looked up and told him how tired she was. He smiled and said, "My dear child, I did not give you these loads, you have no need of them. They are just the devil's burdens. Just drop them and you will be borne on eagle's wings". At this point she awoke and was filled with a sense of peace and joy. From that day on she was the most cheerful member of the household.

Are you the most cheerful member of your household? Drop those burdens. They are not coming from divine Love. You don't have to pick them up, much less carry them. Love will carry them for you.

Go in peace.

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