lilies of the field


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lilies of the field

more splendidly attired than Solomon. [N.T.: Matthew 6:28–29; Luke 12:27–31]
See: Beauty
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There is something flattering to man's strength, something consonant to his honourable pride, in the idea of becoming the providence of what he loves--feeding and clothing it, as God does the lilies of the field. So, to decide her resolution, I went on:--
'If it were not for them, you well know, I'd demolish you in the twinkling of an eye, and give your body to the fowls of heaven and the lilies of the fields!' Then, planting a chair by Lady Lowborough's side, he stationed himself in it, and began to talk to her with a mixture of absurdity and impudence that seemed rather to amuse than to offend her; though she affected to resent his insolence, and to keep him at bay with sallies of smart and spirited repartee.
In 1964, during the height of the Civil Rights era, Sidney Poitier received an Oscar for best actor for his role in Lilies of the Field (1963).
In 1964, Sidney Poitier became the first black performer in a leading role to win an Academy Award for his performance in ''Lilies of the Field.''
He discusses the origins of these stereotypes in colonial times and minstrel shows, and the careers of these actors, particularly their roles in Uncle Tom's Cabin, The Emperor Jones, Lilies of the Field, Glory, Driving Miss Daisy, and other films.
The birds of the air and the lilies of the field, locusts and wild honey.
Jesus put it like this: "Behold the lilies of the field and see how they grow!
1964 Sidney Poitier was the first black male to win an Oscar for Best Actor for his performance in Lilies of the Field. It was his second chance to grab the statuette after losing out five years earlier and when being presented with his award, the actor confessed, 'It's been a long 'It's been a long journey to this moment.'
And the leviathans that drive alongside us, like the lilies of the field, toil not, and really don't have to give a damn.
"Curve now makes it OK for girls to be feminist and sexy We have to remember, the lilies of the field are there to delight.
Even in Matthew's Gospel we find words that illuminate God's caring and nurturing tendencies, then have our attention drawn to the lilies of the field and how they neither toil nor spin but instead are nurtured and grow.
Contrast the words of Christ about the birds of the air and the lilies of the field in Matthew 6:26-33, with the constant messages we hear that we need to buy more, newer, better.