2 Chronicles 24:17-25 / Matthew 6:24-34
I have analogue and digital watches and clocks.
But my preference is the analogue timepiece.
Not only do I know the time at a glance, there is also something worth reflecting about the ticking of the second hand.
we do some calculations, that second hand goes 60 ticks a minute, 3600
ticks an hour, 86,400 ticks a day, 604,800 ticks a week and 31,449,600
ticks a year.
Now that is a lot of ticking. Yet that humble second-hand shows us something.
It takes one tick at a time.
That is what Jesus is telling us in today's gospel. Putting it simply, it is: Take one tick at a time.
We don't have to worry about how many ticks we have to accomplish in a year, or in a week, or in a day or even in a minute.
That is all taken care of by God.
What we need to do is to let love, joy , peace, patience, compassion, kindness, generosity start ticking in our lives.
That is what is meant by setting our hearts on the Kingdom of God and on His righteousness.