What does it mean when Jesus invites us to consider the lilies (flowers) of the fields? What does it mean to let go of worry? To do so seems even un-American. The news this morning speaks of concern about the economy. When has that NOT been on the news. We love to worry about money. If there is nothing else to worry about, there is always the possibility of an economic downturn. I find it funny that the economists call it negative growth as if the idea of not making money is easier than the idea of losing it.
Perhaps I am weaker than most, but I find it hard not to worry. And yet the image of any flower reminds me of this call by Jesus to let go of concerns about the future and simply live in this,present moment and trust that all shall be well. Perhaps not easy, but well. And they are different things.