Life often seems to consist of most difficult matters. In fact even in the routine, one can encounter one problem after another, or even some together. That is when it serves us well to have the mentality to do the worst. When I am doing something especially challenging, and maybe a bit precarious, I will often recite “the Lord’s/our Father prayer” and do it slow. Other times, one may have to move fast. Of course the most care should be given to relationships. We are called to love God and to love our neighbor; to love one another as Christ has loved us; to love even our enemies, that we might be children of our Father in heaven.
It is good to have some rest, a respite of sorts from the pressures the problems of life can bring us. But often that simply is not possible. Then we have to learn to work around the problems where need be, and ultimately work through them. But with the need always to stay centered on God in Christ, which is why I often repeat the “Jesus Creed” along with “the Lord’s/our Father prayer,” interspersed at times with my own prayers.
Whatever our disposition at the time, we need this mentality, that with God’s grace we will face the worst, and go through it. That we will do so prayerfully, with the confidence that God will see us through. A working attitude we’re to have in harmony with others in and through Jesus in and for the world.