Tuesday, December 24, 2013

sermon on the mount --no anxiety allowed

In northern California there is a small town called Arcada. In the middle of the town is a courtyard filled with hippies, hitch-hikers, beatniks and other stray vagabonds loitering, bumming change and annoying the rest of the community with marijuana-fueled drum circles. To some, this is what happens when you stop worrying about what you will wear and eat. Is this what Jesus intended for His followers?

Christ's encouragement is not for us to stop taking active steps to be clothed and fed, but rather to stop worrying when we are not clothed and fed as we might prefer. Anxiety has no place in the Christian faith.

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