Prove Your Faith With Trust And Nothing Will You Lack — “Look at the birds of the air,” says Jesus. What a splendid example for our faith to follow! If God’s providence bestows an unfailing supply of food on the birds of the air who neither sow nor reap, we ought to realize that the reason for people’s supply running short is human greed.
The fruits of the earth were given to feed all without distinction and nobody can claim any particular rights. Instead we have lost the sense of the communion of goods, rushing to turn these goods into private property.
The birds do not know famine because the do not claim anything specially for themselves and neither do they have any envy of others.
Consider the lilies of the field: Not even Solomon in all his glory was arrayed like one of these. If God so clothes the grass which is alive today and tomorrow is cast into the oven, how much more will he clothe one of you?
With the parable of flowers and grass the Lord urges us to hope that God will also be merciful to us. Nothing is more persuasive than a glance at unthinking creatures who have received such beautiful dress from Providence. Surely we should be all the more ready to believe that human beings, if they entrust themselves completely to God and free themselves of all their worries, will not lack anything.
Saint Ambrose of Milan
Courtesy of Holy Myrrh-Bearers Church
Incomprehensible to the majority of men William Lawrence Sr Cryptowit 6-18-23
Vn v avoczm cvn xjhkvnndji ji cdn xcdgymzi, nj ocz Gjmy cvn xjhkvnndji ji ocjnz rcj azvm cdh;
Answer to yesterday’s William Lawrence Sr Cryptowit quote puzzle: To say that a work of art is good, but incomprehensible to the majority of men, is the same as saying of some kind of food that it is very good but that most people can’t eat it.