646. Grass for Fuel

Matthew 6:30. The grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is cast into the oven.
See also Luke 12:29.
So great is the scarcity of fuel that even dried grass and withered flowers are used for making a fire. They are carefully gathered and carried in bundles, sometimes in the arms, and sometimes loaded on donkeys. See also note on 1 Kings 17:10 and on Psalm 58:9.