Jesus said to his disciples:
I tell you not to worry about your life! Don’t worry
about having something to eat or wear. Life is more than food
or clothing. Look at the crows! They don’t plant or
harvest, and they don’t have store houses or barns.
But God takes care of them. You are much more important than
any birds. Can worry make you live longer? If you don’t
have power over small things, why worry about everything else?
Look how the wild flowers grow! They don’t work hard
to make their clothes. But I tell you that Solomon with all
his wealth wasn’t as well clothed as one of these flowers.
God gives such beauty to everything that grows in the fields,
even though it is here today and thrown into a fire tomorrow.
Won’t he do even more for you? You have such little
Don’t keep worrying about having something to eat or
drink. Only people who don't know God are always worrying about
such things. Your Father knows what you need. Put God’s
work first, and these things will be yours as well.
My little group of disciples, don’t be afraid! Your
Father wants to give you the kingdom. Sell what you have and
give the money to the poor. Make yourselves moneybags that
never wear out. Make sure your treasure is safe in heaven,
where thieves cannot steal it and moths cannot destroy it.
Your heart will always be where your treasure is.