When I was a younger I read a magazine entitled Mad Magazine with the character Alfred E. Neuman who mocked the world with the slogan, “What? Me worry?” on the front cover.

The truth is that we all worry. The uneducated worry that they need to know more. The educated worry because they know too much. Old people worry because they are nearing the end of life. Young people worry because of all the uncertainty of the long life ahead of them.

All sorts of people worry about all sorts of things. We worry about getting married. We worry about having children. We worry about our grandchildren. We worry about our bodies and worry about our souls. We worry about things that might happen, and we worry about things that never happen. We worry about family members and friends who have no faith, and we worry that we don’t have enough faith.

It seems unlikely, but Alfred E. Neuman and Jesus agree. Jesus said, “Can all of your worries add a single moment to your life?…Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need…So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.” Matthew 6:27, 33-34