relig/jc/evangelists fed like the birds:
11.18, 11.22: summary:
. Jesus [Mat 5-6] was teaching those who would
consider evangelizing as a profession
instead of, say, fishing or farming .
. the people will support evangelists
just as the fields welcome the birds .
. where would society be if there were only farmers
and no prophets or evangelists to guard the heart,
and no police or soldiers to guard the home ?
. interesting that the leader of Israel
would compare his disciples to birds
which often survive only by migrating:
that is how Israel became great,
first migrating south to Egypt
in order to build up their numbers,
then migrating back to the Promised Land .
11.18: Matthew 5-6:
5:1 And seeing great masses of people
Jesus went up into the mountain;
and when he was seated his disciples came to him.
2: And with these words he gave them teaching,
6:24 ... servants of God [evangelists]
cannot also be servants of wealth.
25 So I say to you,
don't be concerned about how you will survive;
Is not life more than food,
and the body more than its clothing?
26 See the birds of heaven;
they do not sow and store grain,
yet your Father in heaven gives them food.
Are you not of much more value than they?