Orthodox Byzantine Chants
Holy Mount Athos
Do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. (Matthew 6:34)
A very rich industrialist was irritated by the presence of a fisherman who was sitting on the riverbank near the place where he had his yacht anchored. The fisherman collected his fishing tools and was looking idly at the water surface.
”Why don’t you go fishing with your boat on the sea?” the industrialist asked him.
”Because I caught enough fish for today”, the fisherman answered.
”Why don’t you catch more than you need?” the rich man asked him.
”And what to do with it?”
”You could earn more money”, the other one answered nervously. ”Then you could buy yourself a bigger boat to catch much more fish.” ”More fish means more money.” ”In a short time you would have an entire fishing fleet and you would become a rich man like me.”
”Interesting.” ”And after that what would I do?” the fisherman asked.
”You would sit and relax and enjoy your life”, the industrialist answered.
”But what do you think that I’m doing now?” the fisherman said, looking quietly on the other side of the river. ”Don’t you see that I’m sitting and enjoying life?”