I remember my high school physics teacher saying often, “That life is too short to worry. It all comes out in the wash.” A buddy of mine amended that quote with “But sometimes we need to add more detergent.” Even Jesus said not to worry. How is it then that we spend a lot of our life worrying about things we have no control over. Our lives can be devastated by worry. Ask someone who has an ulcer. Why can’t we just “let go and let God?”
Today’s gospel reminds us not to worry about tomorrow but to trust in God’s providence. Jesus is calling us to surrender all our anxieties and insecurities to God. Through faith and trust in God’s providence, we can become better able to turn life’s pages one by one, to live each day as if it were our last, to set aside yesterday’s regrets and to deal with tomorrow’s troubles only when tomorrow becomes today. Let us then pray for the grace to believe that it might be possible to replace worry with trust.