Jesus said to his disciples: "Therefore I tell you, do not
worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what
you will wear. Life is more than food, and the body more than
clothes. Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have
no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them. And how much more
valuable you are than birds! Who of you by worrying can add a
single hour to his life? Since you cannot do this very little
thing, why do you worry about the rest?
"Consider how the lilies grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet
I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like
one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field,
which is here today, and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, how
much more will he clothe you, O you of little faith! And do not
set your heart on what you will eat or drink; do not worry about
it. For the pagan world runs after all such things, and your
Father knows that you need them. But seek his kingdom, and these
things will be given to you as well.
"Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been
pleased to give you the kingdom. Sell your possessions and give to
the poor. Provide purses for yourselves that will not wear out, a
treasure in heaven that will not be exhausted, where no thief
comes near and no moth destroys. For where your treasure is, there
your heart will be also.