In the Gospel of Matthew, chapter 6, Jesus delivers teaching on worry.
To reach millennials today, would He post it to YouTube this way?
"Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your social media accounts, what you will post, tweet, or snap, or about your Netflix list, what you will add. Is not life more than "Stranger Things" and the body more than for selfies?
Look at the birds in the sky; they do not tweet or . . . (Okay, they do that. You know what I mean.) . . . or instagram, they gather nothing into memes, yet your heavenly Father knows them. Are not you more important than they?
Can any of you by worrying about how #YOLO add a single moment to your life-span? Why are you anxious about your #OOTD? Learn from the way the wild flowers grow. They do not Pinterest or shop Amazon. But I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was clothed like one of them. If God so clothes the grass of the field, which grows today and is replaced by drought-tolerant landscaping tomorrow, will he not much more provide for you, O you of little faith?
So do not worry and say, 'Should I post my lunch to Instagram?' or 'Why did she unfollow me?' or 'What picture should I post for #TBT?' All these things the social media addicts seek. Your heavenly Father knows that you need them all #IRL.
But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be given you besides. Do not worry about tomorrow; tomorrow will take care of itself. Sufficient for a day is its own evil."Hmmm . . . probably not. But, as we approach the season of Lent, it's a great reminder of the things we can live without. Hopefully it helps you decide what you're giving up!
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