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Lectionary

7 August 19

There are people all anxious and worried. The press inflames this. Over the weekend we had the first spring fronts, with gales, snow flurries and road closures. It’s the end of winter. This happens every year. But the press make it appear that we are heading into a disaster. We drove to do the family tasks four hours away anyway — one trip was a challenge, with snow flurries and high winds. The other trip was a beautiful, crisp day, with dusting of snow on the road’s edge.

But people are told to worry, and that enslaves them.

22 And He said to His disciples, “For this reason I say to you, do not worry about your life, as to what you will eat; nor for your body, as to what you will put on. 23 For life is more than food, and the body more than clothing. 24 Consider the ravens, for they neither sow nor reap; they have no storeroom nor barn, and yet God feeds them; how much more valuable you are than the birds! 25 And which of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life’s span? 26 If then you cannot do even a very little thing, why do you worry about other matters? 27 Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; but I tell you, not even Solomon in all his glory clothed himself like one of these. 28 But if God so clothes the grass in the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, how much more will He clothe you? You men of little faith! 29 And do not seek what you will eat and what you will drink, and do not keep worrying. 30 For all these things the nations of the world eagerly seek; but your Father knows that you need these things. 31 But seek His kingdom, and these things will be added to you.

Luke 12:22-31, NASB