“It’s a problem-free phil-o-so-phy …”! Disney fans know this! “Hakuna Matata” from
The Lion King
. It’s a wonderful song, and it may even help me remember the spiritual discipline I am undertaking (and really have been committing to for about 3 months now). ‘Hakuna Matata’ can work as a mnemonic as long as I also remember that I am not actually committing to a “worry-free philosophy.” Such a way of seeing isn’t really possible, I don’t believe.
When I talk about seeing and living worry-free, I am talking about a spiritual discipline rooted in the way of Jesus. “Do not worry about your life. Do not worry about tomorrow” (Matthew 6:25a, 34a). Rather, “strive first for the kingdom of God and his righteousness” (v.33).