A New Name – Jo Waxes Spiritual in the Garden

Hi – I was thinking that my blog garden was too mundane a title for us any more. I want something that will catch the eye, be ironic enough to satisfy my writing needs, and describe what I want to do with this blog.

Hence, the name “Earthly Ambitions.” I was careful to add the ‘s’ to make it original, as I didn’t want to plagiarize Jesus, (or be smitten by God’s swift and deadly sword) yet wanted to honor his wisdom on the Mount. The bible days are long gone, but the need to steward the earth, and restore her to her natural state remain.

Here is a reference, or part of it:
Dependence on God.*
25n “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat [or drink], or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing?26Look at the birds in the sky; they do not sow or reap, they gather nothing into barns, yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are not you more important than they?o27Can any of you by worrying add a single moment to your life-span?*28Why are you anxious about clothes? Learn from the way the wild flowers grow. They do not work or spin.29But I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was clothed like one of them.30* If God so clothes the grass of the field, which grows today and is thrown into the oven tomorrow, will he not much more provide for you, O you of little faith?31So do not worry and say, ‘What are we to eat?’ or ‘What are we to drink?’ or ‘What are we to wear?’32All these things the pagans seek. Your heavenly Father knows that you need them all.

Question: Again Jesus teaches His disciples by providing a contrast “this time it is a contrast of two life goals.  What are they?
Answer: Earthly ambition as opposed to Godly ambition.

Pagans are mentioned as being more dependent on the earth than the followers of Jesus. The interpretation is that people have to follow a path leading to an afterlife, and not be concerned with earthly things. 

Highly symbolic, this lesson by Jesus resonates with me and always will. Now, back to considering the lilies of the field and reaping and sowing.

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