The Worst

How often have I said, “I’m prepared for the worst.” In some ways this mentality has been part of my life’s training. As a lawyer and then as a risk management consultant, I was paid to point out the “worst possible case.”

Yet a greater teacher counseled us to “to take no anxious thought for the morrow.” He counseled to focus our highest power on today, and to know we always have spiritual reserves for all contingencies of life. I certainly can attest to that latter truism.

Life is something of the present moment, and it is a serious loss of power, as well as happiness, to do everything with a view to being “prepared for the worst,” upon which many take pride.

About the author

Webb Hubbell is the former Associate Attorney General of The United States. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller. His latest, “Light of Day” will be on the bookstands soon.

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