Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable then they? Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?
And whey do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labour or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendour was dressed like on of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? So don’t worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things and your heavenly father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble for its own.
If our minds are geared towards exercising equanimity or the impartial observation of our sensations then we are in a state of awareness that is forever concerned with the present moment. In the present moment we are oblivious to craving, aversion, worry or anxiety; it is as though we have given ourselves over in complete trust and commitment to God. The bible teaches us that this kind of faith leads to provision for all our needs for we instinctively know how to cater for them. Satisfying our needs no longer becomes the be all and end all. We are able to break away from the myth that this pursuit of selfish gain and all things that satisfy the ego should be our prime objective. What we are being taught is that the flesh is automatically provided for when we set our hearts on providing for the needs of the spirit.
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