Do not worry

Dear Friends,

flowersMay the Lord give you peace. At this time of year when many men and women are reflecting on their future and when some are deeply discerning their Christan call, I suggest that you might reflect on the Gospel of Sunday 27th February, the Gospel according to Matthew 6: 24-34:

Dear Friends,

flowersMay the Lord give you peace. At this time of year when many men and women are reflecting on their future and when some are deeply discerning their Christan call, I suggest that you might reflect on the Gospel of Sunday 27th February, the Gospel according to Matthew 6: 24-34:

Jesus said to his disciples: ‘No one can be the slave of two masters: he will either hate the first and love the second, or treat the first with respect and the second with scorn. You cannot be the slave both of God and money.

‘That is why I am telling you not to worry about your life and what you are to eat, nor about your body and how you are to clothe it. Surely life means more than food, and the body more than clothing! Look at the birds in the sky. They do not sow or reap or gather into barns, yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth more than they are? Can any of you, for all his/her worrying, add one single cubit to your span of life? And why worry about clothing? Think of the flowers growing in the fields; they never have to work or spin; yet I assure you that not even Solomon in all his regalia was robed like one of these. Now if that is how God clothes the grass of the field which is there today and thrown into the furnace tomorrow, will he not much more look after you, you people of little faith? So do not worry, do not say, “What are we to eat? What are we to drink? How are we to be clothed?” It is the pagans who set their hearts on all these things. Your heavenly Father knows you need them all. Set your hearts on his kingdom first, and on his righteousness, and all these other things will be given you as well. So do not worry about tomorrow; tomorrow will take care of itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.’

Questions: What ‘word’ and or verse stands out for you in this passage?

What is the message in this Gospel reading for you today?

God bless you as you continue on your discernment journey and if I can be of any help please do not hesitate to contact me at: brpatofm@hotmail.com

Fraternally

Pat

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