Ordinary Time, 8th Sunday. God provides so well that even charities like Feed my Starving Children have learned to depend on Providence. Yet we still worry about Monday. God is like a good parent: He gives us what we need, not what we want. Once when I was on retreat, God provided for me in a special way to let me know I could trust Him.

Today's Gospel warns us: we say we trust God, but we really trust in Money. Money is something we can hold on to and it makes us feel powerful, secure, and valuable. But money will let us down. Trust God instead. He will provide everything you need, even something as simple as a backpack. (2 Mar 2014)