Something to think about: Beyond the obvious meaning in this statement made by Jesus – of trusting God to supply our basic needs – we might notice that he did not specify the flowers of human cultivation, but the wildflowers of "the field" – those that survive without any help from humans at all. The point emphasized by this reference to the "lilies of the field" is that God completely supplies our needs - often without and beyond the ability of human action. The lesson for us is not only to intellectually believe that God can supply our needs, but also to banish anxious thoughts as to how our needs will be fulfilled. This takes constant reminders. Each part of the Creation around us can be such a reminder if we let it.