The universe is talking to you. Are you listening? Be Prepared.
|Be Prepared - My Musings on the Universe talking to you.|
A few weeks ago my son watched 'Hoodwinked' over and over again. He loves the goat. For days he sang, "Be Prepared" and chuckled to himself.
Over the weekend, we attended The Boy Scout's Blue and Gold Banquet. I was surprised to hear that the Boy Scout motto is "Be Prepared."
We watched a bridge ceremony presented by a high school scout troop. They wore full indian regalia and passed on their wisdom to inspire the new recruits. It was surprisingly touching and thought provoking.
For various reasons, we hadn't made it to church in awhile. On Sunday the lesson was Matthew 6:24-34.
Whether you are a Christian or not, I think you'll find Jesus', "Bobby McFerrin", philosophy thought provoking in this passage.
24 'No one can serve two masters; for a slave will either hate the one and love the other, or be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and wealth.
25 'Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? 26Look at the birds of the air; they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? 27And can any of you by worrying add a single hour to your span of life? 28And why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin, 29yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not clothed like one of these. 30But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? 31Therefore do not worry, saying, "What will we eat?" or "What will we drink?" or "What will we wear?" 32For it is the Gentiles who strive for all these things; and indeed your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. 33But strive first for the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
34 'So do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring worries of its own. Today's trouble is enough for today.
The Reverend then spoke about the difference between worry and preparation. Basically, she said, 'Don't worry, be happy, but plan well.'
To me it all translates to "Be prepared"!
When the universe hits me in the head with a brick, I try to listen. Have you noticed similar patterns in your life?
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