4 These are the generations of the heavens and the earth when they were created. In the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens, 5 when no plant of the field was yet in the earth and no herb of the field had yet sprung up–for the LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was no man to till the ground; 6 but a mist went up from the earth and watered the whole face of the ground–
7 then the LORD God formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.
8 And the LORD God planted a garden in Eden, in the east; and there he put the man whom he had formed.
9 And out of the ground the LORD God made to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight and good for food, the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.15 The LORD God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to till it and keep it.
31 Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’
32 For the Gentiles seek all these things; and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things shall be yours as well.
34 “Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Let the day’s own trouble be sufficient for the day.
THE BOOK OF GENESIS recount the work of creation whereby God founded the cosmic terrestrial system, matter and our earthly home, a barren planet formed by the “work of His hands.” Isa 5:12 This dry uninhabited virgin soil was ultimately surrounded with beauty and blessedness. To be sure, mans continued existence is dependent upon our active participation in God’s creation to perform our daily dignified work to labor and till the soil, to achieve an abundance of food and Gods beatitude.
St MATTHEW records Jesus’ loving admonision that we correctly order our lives to effect the blessings of God. Christ makes the point that we His flock are no different than unbelievers who share the same temporal needs and sustenance that we hunger for. Uncertainty, worries and nervousness are human afflictions that are generally brought about when we are faced with matters relating but not limited to: health, safety, acceptance, failure, rejection, unemployment and tragedies. Some of these afflictions may be a cause of our own doing, be it negligence or disobedience or unforseen events.
To be sure, none of us are immune to any calamity, however our character as believers aught to distinguish us from non-believers. We are called to place our trust, hope and love in an all knowing God who will never abandon us! Moreover, our antidote to stress, fear and anxiety will bring relief when we live and embrace the beatitudes (Mt 5:3-11) that calls us to care for others and is ordered to form us into righteousness and holiness. Instead of worrying of the morrow, let us seize today, for what seperate us from those without hope is to trust in our creator, a living God who is all knowing, loving and caring!
LET US PRAY:Psalms 90:2-5,12-14,16
2 Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting thou art God. 3 Thou turnest man back to the dust, and sayest, “Turn back, O children of men!”
4 For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past, or as a watch in the night. 5 Thou dost sweep men away; they are like a dream, like grass which is renewed in the morning:
12 So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.
13 Return, O LORD! How long? Have pity on thy servants!14 Satisfy us in the morning with thy steadfast love, that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.
16 Let thy work be manifest to thy servants, and thy glorious power to their children.
Author. Henry R SYLVESTER Note: The daily scripture readings are taken from the Roman Missal which the Catholic Church use in the daily Celebration of the Holy Eucharist throughout the world.Some weekly readings may differ because of the celebration of local feast days
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