When Jesus before his death prayed in the Mount of Olives, Luke’s gospel writes: “And being in anguish, he prayed more earnestly, and his sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground” (Luke 22,44).
This was a situation when Jesus as a man, felt the weight of all sins, and knew what sorrows He will have to go through. It brought fear in Him, that his sweat converted into blood. Of course, there are situations, that we as people “are as if we are not ourselves”, and in these situations it is difficult to say: don’t worry – everything will be alright. I think, that it is worth remembering, that Christ together with us worries about all that what we worry about.
In any situation you need to have a sober and cold mind. Anxiety harms us a great deal. Even talking about learning. We had something similar in the seminary. Whenever you knew your subject 100% but your fear blocked you that you barely passed that exam. Subsequently a person gains life experience and understanding that – an exam is not the end of the world. Often anxiety and fear colors our lives only in a black. But life has black, white and colored shades. Whenever panic envelopes, then you need to talk with a person who “holds his head in the cold”. If you are anxious and socialize with someone who has the same “degree of stress and anxiety”, then your anxiety doubles.
Therefore, in these circumstances we need to remember the words of Jesus, written in John’s gospel 14, 27: “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you… do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid!”
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