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As a natural worrier I've always found this passage challenging. The reasons Jesus gives for not worrying make sense e.g. worrying isn't going to help, today has enough troubles without adding worry about tomorrow, God cares and knows what you need. I don't think Jesus is saying don't plan for the future or don't work. (The birds actually work extraordinarily hard to gather the food they need.) I think it is about priorities - put God first, trust God. But as you indicate - not everyone's needs are supplied and that includes people with deep trust in God. That's uncomfortable - maybe it only makes sense in the greater light of eternity and the complete fulfilment of the now and not yet kingdom of heaven: "Blessed are the hungry, for they shall be filled."
May you know joy as you play with the "real rabbis". Shalom.
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Thanks for this and I like your 'SUGGESTION' at the end. I've often noticed how a blog's message gets distorted by ad pop-ups. These can sometimes be funny. Often they can be irritating or potentially offensive. That's one of several reasons why I don't have advertising on my blog. Maybe I'm just a control freak.
Very helpful thought-provoking quote. Thank you. and thanks to Br.Tom for citing the source.
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May 31, 2010