LOOK.
THERE’S JOSEPH OF ARIMATHEA. ONE OF THE LEADING PHARISEES
IN JERUSALEM. [ Jesus ]
WHICH OF YOU
FOR ALL HIS WORRYING… CAN ADD
ONE DAY TO HIS LIFE ? ONE INCH TO HIS STATURE ? DON’T CONCERN
YOURSELVES SO MUCH
WITH THE MEANS OF LIFE. WHAT YOU
SHALL EAT AND DRINK. OR WITH YOUR BODIES, AND HOW
THEY SHOULD BE CLOTHED. LIFE IS MORE
THAN CLOTHING ! CONSIDER THE BIRDS
OF THE AIR. THEY DO NOT SOW OR REAP
OR GATHER INTO BARNS. BUT OUR HEAVENLY FATHER
FEEDS THEM ! WILL HE NOT ALL THE MORE
FEED YOU ? ARE YOU NOT WORTH MORE
THAN THEY ? CONSIDER THE LILIES
OF THE FIELD. THEY DO NOT SPIN. THEY DO NOT WEAVE. BUT NOT EVEN SOLOMON
IN ALL HIS GLORY… WAS SO ARRAYED
AS ONE OF THESE. NOW, IF GOD SO CLOTHED
THE GRASS OF THE FIELD… WHICH IS HERE TODAY
AND TOMORROW THROWN
INTO THE FIRE, WILL HE NOT ALL THE MORE
CLOTHE YOU… WHO HAVE SO LITTLE FAITH ? THEREFORE DO NOT ASK, “WHAT SHALL WE EAT ? “WHAT SHALL WE DRINK ? HOW SHALL
WE DRESS OURSELVES ?” IT IS ONLY THE FAITHLESS
WHO SET THEIR HEARTS
ON THESE THINGS. YOU MUST FIRST SEEK
THE KINGDOM OF GOD
AND ITS RIGHTEOUSNESS, AND EVERYTHING WILL BE
ADDED FREELY UNTO YOU. SO DO NOT BE ANXIOUS
ABOUT TOMORROW. TOMORROW WILL BE ANXIOUS
FOR ITSELF. LET THE DAY’S OWN TROUBLE
BE SUFFICIENT FOR THE DAY. EXTRAORDINARY. BUT ISN’T THAT
TAKING IT TOO FAR ? HUH ?