So do not worry and say, ‘What are we to eat?’ or ‘What are we to drink?’ or ‘What are we to wear?’ All these things the pagans seek. Your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the kingdom [of God] and his righteousness, and all these things will be given you besides. Do not worry about tomorrow; tomorrow will take care of itself. Sufficient for a day is its own evil. (Mt:6:31-34)
Our modern society is characterized by an increase of nervous diseases, many people are flogged by depression, people abound who can only live on tranquilizers, y psychologists and psychiatrists verify that their clientele increases from day to day.
At the heart of this problem is the anxiety caused by multiple concerns, most of the time of a material nature.
Amid a neurotic society, the “strange” voice of Jesus sounds that “orders” us not to worry about food and dressing tomorrow. Jesus wants to save us from “excessive fear,” which indicates a lack of trust in God.
When a student shows up for an exam, it is normal to have a “little” fear. If he lets himself be invaded by an “excessive fear”, even though he is very well prepared, he runs the risk of blocking his mind and not being able to answer the test.
Excessive fear blocks our spiritual mind, our faith, and we forget the presence of God in our lives.
Many people come to God when they have serious financial problems. Are you living in Grace of God? Are you going to communion, are you going to confession? Do you frequent the church? And are they still surprised they are doing badly? Seek first the blessing of God. Make sure first that you are giving to God his place and see how the situation will change. “The necessary will not be lacking.”