It seems we’re still watching lots of cooking shows these days. Last night a spinach and mushroom with freshly grated Pecorino Romano and Antica Pasteria Lasagna was highlighted.  The host specifically stated that simple ingredients often make for delicious food.  I thought about that and nodded in agreement. Simple ingredients do make for great tasting meals.
I’m not sure why the notion of “simple” got stuck up in my head. Not long after watching the show as I was flipping through the TV and paused for the evening baseball game, I heard another “simple” reference. The commentator was talking about having a simple swing. He was saying something about keeping balanced and having a greater ability to see the ball.  Okay, not to be too weird but I heard it again… a third time, in a newscast. The phrase used was staying on a simple path. Why complicate life when simple ingredients, a simple swing and a simple path works great.

Scripture Reading: Matthew 6:30-33
“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? Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear?’ For it is the Gentiles who strive for all these things; and indeed your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But strive first for the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well”

Reflection Questions:
What in your life needs to be uncomplicated?
What worries you more than it should?
How are you striving for the kingdom of God?

Prayer: Holy God, simple is not easy and when I complicate things remind me what you offer as I seek your presence.  Let righteousness be visible in my thoughts and actions.  Amen.

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