Gospel, Mt 6:24-34
'No one can be the slave of two masters: he will either hate the first and love the second, or be attached to the first and despise the second. You cannot be the slave both of God and of 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 what you are to wear. Surely life is 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 much more than they are? Can any of you, however much you worry, 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 royal robes was clothed like one of these. Now if that is how God clothes the wild flowers growing in the field which are there today and thrown into the furnace tomorrow, will he not much more look after you, you who have so little faith. So do not worry; do not say, "What are we to eat? What are we to drink? What are we to wear? It is the gentiles 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 God's saving justice, 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.'
yeap. apt because almost everyone is worried/stressed/afraid for what will come this friday. namely A level results. i'm trying not to worry about it too much, because like what's said in today's Gospel, God will provide, and i should trust in His plans for me. whether i get good grades and not so good grades, He will provide for me, He has plans for what i will do with my life. may not be what i envision myself doing i guess.
and it's hard, i agree. i would definitely still hope i do well. but not much point worrying i guess. shall just trust in Him.
please dont worry too much, or worse, do something foolish when the results are out. life has more meaning than that, i'm sure.
on a separate note, today i sat on the park bench and stoned for a really long while. just looking up at the nice blue sky with fluffy white clouds, and humming along to my music. thinking but not really thinking, wondering but not really wondering, rather content with life and not worrying or rushing for anything. feels great to be able to do that. i think singaporeans should do more of it. and i sat in the swing too, and swung up high and happily (:
if i could control the minds of people, i think i'd make everyone content with what they have, take time to enjoy the scenery and play with their kids, be environmentally friendly and enjoy the outdoors and be at peace with everyone.
i need to go out more often. go out just to enjoy myself. and by out, i mean outdoors. places with green and brown and blue, dirt and wind and sun.