Worry-free Monday

By: Gabriela Yareliz

Good morning to you! It is Monday. I grabbed the paper this morning, and I am wearing a skirt, which means it is a good Monday. I started off the morning by pouring 1/20th of my tea on myself on the bus (the girl in front of me was watching it all happen and said not a word. I found out when suddenly I felt wet.)

Friday was eventful. I spent two hours with my social justice class at a protest downtown. Cornel West showed up. It was quite the event. The video is below, done by The Independent Florida Alligator.

Occupy the Courts-Gainesville, Fla.

The week begins with a bang and a zillion things to do, but for the stress, my Bible reading was the perfect one for a Monday:

Luke 12 (http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=luke%2012&version=NKJV)

Do Not Worry

22 Then He [Jesus] said to His disciples, “Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; nor about the body, what you will put on. 23 Life is more than food, and the body is more than clothing. 24 Consider the ravens, for they neither sow nor reap, which have neither storehouse nor barn; and God feeds them. Of how much more value are you than the birds? 25 And which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature? 26 If you then are not able to do the least, why are you anxious for the rest?27 Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 28 If then God so clothes the grass, which today is in the field and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, how much more will He clothe you, O you of little faith?    29 “And do not seek what you should eat or what you should drink, nor have an anxious mind. 30 For all these things the nations of the world seek after, and your Father knows that you need these things.

31 But seek the kingdom of God, and all these things[c] shall be added to you. 

32 “Do not fear, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom. 33 Sell what you have and give alms; provide yourselves money bags which do not grow old, a treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches nor moth destroys. 34 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

-Amen

So, worry not because our Father knows what we need even before we ask. Even in the midst of my stress and rushing against deadlines, I know God has come through for me every time.

That is because when you serve and obey a God that does not fail, He honors you.

Have a blessed day.

Published by Gabriela Yareliz

Gabriela is a writer, editor and attorney. She loves the art of storytelling, and she is based in NYC.

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