NO TAXES?

I come into the peace of wild things who do not tax their lives with forethoughts of grief. – Wendell Berry

No taxes –  no future fears?
No takes – no worries for tomorrow?
No taxes –  no negative attitudes?
No taxes – no vain imaginations?
No taxes – no shoulda, woulda, coulda?

Wow!  This sounds too good to be true? How is this possible? 

Poet and author Wendel Berry tells us wild things don’t tax their lives with forethoughts of negativity.   

Jesus challenges us NOT to TAX our lives with forethoughts of worry, fear, anger, jealousy, greed, depression, and anxiety.

Jesus asked us, “Why do you worry about what you shall eat or drink or what you will wear?  Look at the birds of the air….. see how the lilies of the field grow …. they do not tax their lives with negatives.

There are no taxes on living in the precious present.  When we live in the right here-right now mindset we LIVE tax-free.

David was tax-free when he wrote, “The Lord is my Shepherd I shall not want.”

Wendell Berry was tax-free when he wrote, “When despair for the world grows in me…. I go lie down where the woods rake rests in his beauty on the water.”

Jesus paid no taxes because HE came do to HIS Father’s will not His own.

There are no taxes on us when we live the life Jesus loved and challenged us to emulate.

But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. –  Matthew 6:33

Do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. – Matthew 6:34

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