In a classic Peanuts comic, Lucy asks Charlie Brown if he worries about the world blowing up. Charlie responds by asking, "It all depends…what day is today?" Lucy reports that it is Tuesday. Charlie replies, "Well, on Tuesdays I worry about personality problems. Thursday is my day for worrying about the world blowing up." Most of us cannot compartmentalize our worry like Charlie Brown does. Maybe we should remember the biblical admonition to be anxious for nothing.


J. Michael Shannon is professor of preaching at Cincinnati Bible College in Cincinnati, OH.