The heart wants what it wants
but what does the heart need?
There are many things I need but do not have
and many things I have that I do not need
so where do the two meet?
God gave manna, light and flaky
temporary but nourishing
to the people who were in need.
What is my manna?
Were I to have this miraculous lembas
would I abuse it?
Or would I savor it, and understand that it is not because I earned it
that I have it
it was given?
A paradox of an earned gift through work and worship.
I do not pretend to know what this all means.
I know what I want.
But perhaps I should rely on a God who gives what I need.
31 Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear?’ 32 For it is the Gentiles who strive for all these things; and indeed your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things.