Genesis 2:4-9,15
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.

Matthew 6:31-34 

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 FIRST READING: The order of creation depict man as the first living creature made from divine and earthly elements, followed by the plantation of the garden of Eden wherein the tree of life as well as the tree of the knowledge of good and evil subsisted. 

Adam received the faculties to know the difference between good and evil—given a free will—to eat all foods in the garden, save any food of the tree of knowledge of good and evil to avoid pain and or death. 

THE GOSPEL READING: The effects of the pandemic together with the draconian measures employed by secular leaders have seen the loss of life, unemployment and the further degradation of society. If the truth be told, many of our spiritual leaders swallowed the prevailing secular narratives, hook line and sinker, without applying their God given cognitive faculties to discern between good and evil and right and wrong, that allowed the state to make themselves the god of the people. 

Christ concede that whilst believers and unbelievers have the same daily needs, He expect believers to not be distressed or strung out when faced with temporal difficulties. This is not the time to give in or give up or be unpleasant; seek and find employment however menial the income. Moreover we must make sacrifices, share and feed the hungry, stop being egocentric and be in rightstanding with the Father, exclusively desiring to receive our inheritance in His Kingdom!

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.

Commentary. 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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