Interesting lines from the book I am currently reading, Crazy Love:
Quoting Fredrick Buechner: "Intellectually we all know that we will die, but we do not really know it in the sense that the knowledge become a part of us. We do not really know it in the sense of living as though it were true. On the contrary, we tend to live as though our lives would go on forever."
From the author, Francis Chan: "When I am consumed by my problems -- stressed out about my life, my family, my job -- I actually convey the belief that I think the circumstances are more important than God's command to always rejoice. In other words, that I have a 'right' to disobey God because of the magnitude of my responsibilities."
Then, speaking of worry and stress, he says: "Basically, these two behaviors communicate that it's okay to sin and not trust God because the stuff in my life is somehow exceptional. Both worry and stress reek of arrogance."