Having been raised Catholic, I never really had a good handle on the Bible like my Protestant counterparts. It’s just not really our “thing.”
But here’s something that I find particularly interesting, and that my more Bible-knowledgeable pals probably already know:
(Quoted from another online journal that I follow):
Matthew 6:25-34 says: “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 that food, and the body more important that 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 than they? Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown in to the fire will he not much more clothe you , O you of little faith? So do not worry, saying ‘what shall we eat?’ or ‘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 had enough trouble of its own.”
I’m going to think about this for awhile, and get back to y’all. In the meantime, feel free to leave your thoughts.
Jules, I feel as though you read my mind. I was thinking on something similar to this last night. Never really got anywhere with it, though.