A student asked the Zen master Gasan if he had ever read the Bible. Gasan replied that he hadn’t and asked the student to read it to him. He started with Matthew, and words from chapter 6 caught Gasan’s attention: “And why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not clothed liked one of these. . . . So do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring worries of its own.” After he heard these words, Gasan said, “I would say that the man who spoke these words is enlightened” (Notto R. Thelle, Who Can Stop the Wind? Liturgical Press).