August 9, 2022     2:07 pm
325. Week of Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity - Tuesday
Do not be anxious
          Therefore do not be anxious, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, What shall we wear?   Mathew 6:31
          Why should we take no thought and say: "What shall we eat? What shall we drink? What shall we wear?" Because we cannot serve two masters. We cannot serve God and mammon. We cannot be God's dear children and at the same time wish for mammon as anxiously as if it were our god. Just because God is our Father through Jesus Christ, our Saviour, we should not anxiously worry about our food and drink and clothing. Won't our Father, who has given us our life and our body, also provide food and clothing? Won't He who feeds the birds of the air and clothes the flowers of the field do this all the more for us, His children? O we of little faith! The Gentiles, who do not know God as we know Him, who are without God in the world, who are not the children of God, may indeed worry and say: "What shall we eat? What shall we drink? What shall we wear?" But not we children of God. For our heavenly Father knows that we have need of all these things. And knowing this, He also gives us these things. There is only one thing about which we should be concerned, only one thing we should anxiously seek; it is this, that we may remain God's dear children and live and conduct ourselves as God's dear children; then our food and drink and clothing will surely be added to us. All this is promised us by our Lord and Saviour, whose lips speak nothing but the truth. And He says in great kindness; "Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow; for tomorrow shall take care of itself. Sufficient for today are its own problems. "(Matt. 6:24-34) therefore do not worry, saying: "What shall we eat? What shall we drink? What shall we wear?"
          PRAYER: - Great and omnipotent God, You are my dear Father through Jesus Christ, my Saviour, and I am Your dear child, whom You love with a boundless love. Give to me Your Holy Spirit, that I may always firmly believe this wondrous truth. And grant me to fully and cheerfully trust in You in life and death. And root out of my heart all anxious cares for worldly needs. Amen.

Third Part : The Christian's Life and Death
August 9, 2022     2:07 pm