In today’s Gospel, Jesus is speaking of our basic needs, not luxuries, when He speaks about the health of our eyes, for the “lamp of the body is the eye”. For if the eye is good the whole body will be full of light, if not then darkness. For as Jesus says we should not worry about earthly matters and necessities, for Our Heavenly Father knows our needs, “Seek ye first the Kingdom of God, and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you”. Jesus is telling us not to worry about what to eat, drink etc., but to seek the Kingdom which every Christian must prioritize in our lives.
This Sunday June 18, 2023 is an especially important occasion for us at St. Herman’s Church, in that today is the nationwide commemoration of the many Saints of North America, including America’s first Saint, Herman of Alaska our heavenly patron who was canonized in 1970.