Monday, March 12, 2012

Not Enough!

i'm listening to a podcast of Walter Brueggemann speaking at Eastern Mennonite University. Speaking about Pharaoh's dream concerning the seven fat cows eaten up by the seven sleek cows, he says, "It's always the people who have the most who also have the most anxiety about not having enough."

This is a comical irony. Of course, the reality of it isn't so funny. This anxiety can lead to all sorts of relational hardship, between spouses and between nations. A man is willing to fight more fiercely for what he thinks is his, and is afraid of losing, than he is for what he doesn't have.

How many marriages and nations have found  themselves at war simply due to the anxiety of what might be lost? Isn't this what 'preemptive' strikes are all about?

"Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own." Matt 6:34