Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Contentment and Providence
How fragile is your contentment? How much of your life—or how little—would have to change for you to plunge into frustrated, joyless discontent? Sadly, for many of us it wouldn’t take much. Too often in this world our contentment is based on things going according to our plans and working out for our purposes.
Monday, August 22, 2016
Contentment is elusive in this fallen world. People move through life full of regret of the past, anxiety about the future, and dissatisfaction with the present. Frankly, that’s understandable. Life rarely plays out in alignment with our desires. Or as one “philosopher” from the sixties put it: “You can’t always get what you want.” Yet being unsatisfied with our past or present circumstances is only part of what causes the common lack in contentment.