Catholic Husband

Love / Lead / Serve

Mind Your Diet

We become what we consume. The uncertainty that we all experience now is only intensified when we marinate in the news of the day. To be sure, we all have a part to play. We all need to do what we can to limit the human toll that the current pandemic will take on us. But don’t let it steal your hope.

Emotions are fickle things, and they are easily manipulated. Spend your days intentionally. Check in on the news, don’t bathe in it. Dive instead into your hobbies. Spend quality time rolling around on the ground with your kids. Take your family outside to play and walk and breathe. Read some of those books you’ve always wanted to. Call your friends, write letters, clean off your desk.

All of those things on our lists that we’ve been putting off, we’ve said it’s because we didn’t have enough time. Now we do.

If you sit on the couch all day, scrolling through the news and stress-eating, you’ll succumb to panic and anxiety.

Stay in motion, in action, and plan for the future. Above all else, take inventory of your spiritual health. Make sure you’re placing your trust in God. Expand your prayer life to include things that you haven’t tried in a while. Experiment, communicate, grow in your relationship with God.

There is so much good and hope out in the world. If you can’t find any, look out your window. Spring is in full bloom, the birds are chirping, the flowers are blooming, and the joy of Easter is just six days away.