I like the above bible text a lot, except the word righteousness as it reminds me of things like ‘have to’ and I have a very bad relationship with the words ‘have to’. And it seems I never wrote about it, never really searched what righteousness exactly means or what it means in the context of that bible text. So maybe I am wrong about it. Maybe it means something else, something more positive than I think.
And yes, I mainly like that bible text because of the “…and all these things shall be added unto you…”. And I guess that is the wrong reason… Or maybe it isn’t, as who doesn’t want to be rich, free, without worries, etc., etc., etc. But as I learned from Eckhart Tolle, the first part is most important. The second just follows and is secondary. We first need to find the spiritual, find God, or Whatever you call the Thing or Things we cannot see.
Then I was just talking with a friend of mine who had a very nice definition of righteousness, something like doing things of your own free will, like helping people without expecting anything back. And that sounds pretty okay with me as I am doing something like that in my dog training and that is one of the areas in my life that seems to work.