1 "Beware of practicing your righteousness before men to be noticed by them; otherwise you have no reward with your Father who is in heaven. 2 "So when you give to the poor, do not sound a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, so that they may be honored by men Truly I say to you, they have their reward in full. 3 "But when you give to the poor, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, 4 so that your giving will be in secret; and your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you. 5 "When you pray, you are not to be like the hypocrites; for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and on the street corners so that they may be seen by men. Truly I say to you, they have their reward in full. 6 "But you, when you pray, go into your inner room, close your door and pray to your Father who is in secret, and your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you.Seems like a lot of Christians are unaware of these verses. Especially the self-righteous ones and the televangelists.
19 "Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rustCapitalist Christians, and the Vatican, seem to ignore this one too.
destroy, and where thieves break in and steal."
26 "Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they?"There is this hippie mentality again. You do not need to work, somebody else will feed you! On the other hand, why not try to fast and see if your heavenly Father feeds you ... ?
34 "So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own."I'm all for trying to live more in the moment but not to worry at all is silly, naive and even dangerous. Especially if we're talking food, clothes and homes.