CHAPLAIN’S CORNER: Even when upset, stay connected

  • Tuesday, August 12, 2014

While sitting in the waiting room, I could not help noticing the inscription on the shirt of another person: “Please do not disturb me. I am disturbed enough already.”

This sentiment reminds me somewhat of the familiar expression about someone “getting on my last nerve.” When we encounter prolonged stressful situations, we may perceive others as more upsetting than reassuring and choose to isolate ourselves. While some personal time to reflect and plan is helpful, we do better when we stay connected.

“Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others” (Philippians 2:4).

Even when upset, stay connected

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