INNER CIRCLE: Worry Not December 30, 2022

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SAYING 36: Jesus said, “Do not worry from dawn to dusk and from dusk to dawn about what you will wear.”

Here, again, we have a saying that finds a parallel in the Synoptic Gospels of the New Testament. The Coptic translation includes many of the expanded verses found in Matthew 6:25-28 and Luke 12:22-27, but this Greek translation stops short of that, leaving us only with the admonition to avoid worrying about what we will wear.

Perhaps this simple reminder is all we really need to understand the point. Worry gets us nowhere. It keeps our focus on what we do not have rather than allowing us to enjoy the bounty of all that we already have – which is everything we need for this very moment in time.

Paying our bills, buying our food, keeping the lights on and the rent paid isn’t why we’re here. It’s a distraction from the glorious reality of our Oneness with God and the transcending beauty of all this entails.

What’s needed is a paradigm shift in our focus away from the worries of the physical reality towards the beautiful calm at the center of our awareness of God’s inseparable connection with our very being, night and day, forever and ever, without beginning or end.

This shift in perspective is what brings us peace. This is what we need to remember in those moments where those things we cannot control take over our thoughts and cloud our minds against the breath-taking reality of God’s enduring love and presence within.

Breathe deep the breath of God and remember you are forever at home in the heart of God’s own heart.


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Keith Giles is the best-selling author of the Jesus Un series. He has appeared on CNN, USA Today, BuzzFeed, and John Fugelsang’s “Tell Me Everything.” His latest book, SOLA MYSTERIUM: Celebrating the Beautiful Uncertainty of Everything is available now on Amazon in paperback and on Kindle.

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