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Thom 36 = POxy655 36
(2) 1Q: Luke 12:22-31 = Matt 6:25-33
(1) Thom 36
Jesus said, "Don't fret, from morning to evening and from evening to morning, about what you're going to wear."
= POxy655 36
Ch. 36 1 [Jesus says, "Don't fret], from morning [to evening nor] from [evening to] morning, [about] your [food]---what [you're going] to eat, [or] about [your clothing], what you [are going] to wear. 2 [You're much] better than the lilies, which don't card and never [spin]. 3 As for you, when you have no garment, what [are you going to put] on? 4 Who could add to your life span? That same one will give you your garment." [Complete Gospels]
(2) 1Q: Luke 12:22-31
12:22 He said to his disciples, "Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat, or about your body, what you will wear. 12:23 For life is more than food, and the body more than clothing. 12:24 Consider the ravens: they neither sow nor reap, they have neither storehouse nor barn, and yet God feeds them. Of how much more value are you than the birds! 12:25 And can any of you by worrying add a single hour to your span of life? 12:26 If then you are not able to do so small a thing as that, why do you worry about the rest? 12:27 Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not clothed like one of these. 12:28 But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, how much more will he clothe you--you of little faith! 12:29 And do not keep striving for what you are to eat and what you are to drink, and do not keep worrying. 12:30 For it is the nations of the world that strive after all these things, and your Father knows that you need them. 12:31 Instead, strive for his kingdom, and these things will be given to you as well.
= Matt 6:25-33
6:25 "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? 6:26 Look 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? 6:27 And can any of you by worrying add a single hour to your span of life? 6:28 And why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin, 6:29 yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not clothed like one of these. 6:30 But 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? 6:31 Therefore do not worry, saying, 'What will we eat?' or 'What will we drink?' or 'What will we wear?' 6:32 For it is the Gentiles who strive for all these things; and indeed your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. 6:33 But strive first for the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
John Dominic Crossan
Stratum: I (30-60 CE)
Common Sayings Tradition: Yes
The Seminar considered the saying(s) Against Anxiety by its separate threads, rather than as a single saying:
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Soren Aaby Kierkegaard
What is joy, or what is it to be joyful?
It is truly to be present to oneself;
but truly to be present to oneself is this today,
this to be today,
truly to be today.
The more true it is that you are today,
the more completely present you are to yourself today,
the less the day of trouble, tomorrow, exists for you.
Joy is the present time
with the whole emphasis on:
the present time.
Therefore God is blessed,
he who eternally says: Today,
he who eternally and infinitely is present to himself in being today.
And therefore the lily and the bird are joy,
because by silence and unconditional obedience
they are completely present to themselves in being today.
Soren Aaby Kierkegaard, Danish philosopher (1813-1855)
The Lily in the Field and the Bird of the Air (1849)