Wednesday, January 01, 2014


So a few days ago in my study of the Gospels in a Year, one of the really famous sayings of Jesus popped up. I’m sure you know how it goes.

“Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you shall eat or what you shall drink, nor about your body, what you shall put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?… Therefore do not be anxious, saying, What shall we eat?' Or What shall we drink?' Or What shall we wear?' For the Gentiles seek all these things; and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things shall be yours as well. Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Let the day's own trouble be sufficient for the day.”

I wonder if Picard had those verses in mind during this mash-up from ST:TNG…

Okay, maybe he took it a bit far. The notes from the Ignatius Study Bible remind us that these verses simply point out that “Christians must prioritize the pursuit of holiness in their lives.” God must always be the first of our concerns. However, “this is not an excuse for laziness in practical matters (2 Thess 3:6-13).” If the Borg show up, it’s probably a good idea to put the flute down and deal with the situation.

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