Jesus said to his disciples:
“No one can serve two masters.
He will either hate one and love the other,
or be devoted to one and despise the other.
You cannot serve God and mammon.
“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?
Look 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?
Can any of you by worrying add a single moment to your life-span?
Why are you anxious about clothes?
Learn from the way the wild flowers grow.
They do not work or spin.
But I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor
was clothed like one of them.
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?
So do not worry and say, ‘What are we to eat?’
or ‘What are we to drink?’ or ‘What are we to wear?’
All these things the pagans seek.
Your heavenly Father knows that you need them all.
But seek first the Kingdom of God and his righteousness,
and all these things will be given you besides.
Do not worry about tomorrow; tomorrow will take care of itself.
Sufficient for a day is its own evil.”
Today's gospel contains one of the most important truths of the Christian life: we can't serve two masters. We have to choose what side of the fence we stand on. Jesus talks about God and money but it could equally be God and politics or God and sex. He follows this advice to make a choice with another store, the promise that if we choose God that God shall look after us as long as we do his will. This divine providence which Jesus demonstrates beautifully with reference to the lilies of the field, is so poignant in all our lives. We worry so much about what shall happen to us and all we need to do is leave all in God's hands. Everything is under his control anyway and we only make it worse when we worry.
So today's gospel simply advises and gives us a promise; choose to follow God and God shall look after all our needs. That's it, plain and simple.