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Overcoming Anxiety

July 18, 2010 Length: 1:01

St. Kosmas Aitolos on overcoming anxiety with prayer.

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There’s a statement by Aesop in one of his fables that perfectly describes the value of anxiety in our lives: “A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.” And yet, many of us constantly worry about…well…almost everything.

Listen to what St. Kosmas Aitolos says about anxiety:

It is good to hold fast to the principal commandment, and not to be anxious about particular things or to pray for them specifically, but to seek only the kingdom and the word of God. If, however, we are still anxious about our particular needs, we should also pray for each of them. He who does or plans anything without prayer will not succeed in the end. And this is what the Lord meant when He said: ‘Without Me you can do nothing’ (John 15:5).


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