The world on our shoulders

Bruce Larsen was for many years a counsellor in New York. Sometimes he would take over-stressed clients to the RCA Building to see the famous statue of Atlas holding the world upon his shoulders, barely able to stand under this burden. ‘Now that’s one way to live,’ Bruce would tell them. ‘Or you can try this.’ Then he would take them across the street to Saint Patrick’s Cathedral to see the statue of the boy Jesus who, with no effort, is holding the world in one hand.
The message was clear: we can try to carry the world on our shoulders, or we can do what the Bible says: ‘Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.’ It’s all about making a conscious decision to put our lives in God’s hands, living the way we believe he wants us to live and leaving the outcomes to him.

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