Kirmmse’s new translation of Kierkegaard’s homiletical reflections on Matthew 6:24–34 captures the sermons’ beauty and gravitas. From the lily and the bird we can learn silence, obedience, and joy—but these are not easy dispositions to adopt.
Søren Kierkegaard, 19th-century Danish philosopher, would not be impressed with our busyness today. “Of all ridiculous things the most ridiculous seems to me to be busy—to be a man who is brisk about his food and his work . . . What, I wonder, do these busy folks get done?” Stephen Evans, Baylor University philosopher, says Kierkegaard saw busyness as a distraction from the really important questions of life, such as who we are and what life is for (Quartz, April 16).