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Sermon Illustration: Peace of Mind

David Suchet is a well-know British actor, known primarily for his brilliant portrayal of Agatha Christie's eccentric detective, Hercule Poirot. In an interview in The Strand magazine, he was asked about his philosophy of life. This is what he told the interviewer:
"Well, I'm a Christian by faith. I like to think it sees me through a great deal of my life. I very much believe in the principles of Christianity and the principles of most religions, actually—that one has to abandon oneself to a higher good. I think to accept the now and to live in the present is the most important thing for all of us to learn to do—to be able to live in the present and not let the quality of the present be coloured by the fear or anxiety of the future or the pain of the past."