patty kirk

patty kirk lying down, getting up, sitting at home, walking down the road doing deuteronomy 6:7

Saturday, March 30, 2013

life stinks

Having questioned Jesus’ rhetorical skills the other day—in regard to his serving two masters analogy—I would like to laud them in what I read for today: “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own” (Matthew 6:34 NIV).

I just love the personification of tomorrow here! That days worry and have trouble. How true that seems.

And how pessimistic and human-sounding, especially when he says, “Each day has enough trouble of its own.” It makes him into a more pragmatic and gloomy guy, more down-to-earth, than I typically think of him.

When I said so to Kris at breakfast, he said the line reminded him of those old Jewish “life stinks” jokes, like that one Woody Allen told where two old women go to a restaurant, and afterwards one of them complains, “Such bad food!” and the other one says, “Such small portions, too!”

It amuses me to think of Jesus like that. A real guy, quipping wise, sour truth about this life he emptied his godself to take on.

1 comment:

  1. Somehow or another he really was a man and God at the same time. It will be awesome to meet him.