May 8, 2023
Jesus put before them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to someone who sowed good seed in his field, but while everybody was asleep an enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat and then went away. So, when the plants came up and bore grain, then the weeds appeared as well.” ~ Matthew 13:24-26 NRSV
An enemy has been busy in my garden! Every time I turn around, the weeds sprouting up in the garden outnumber the plants I’ve invested time, money, and care on in past years. It’s hard for me to discern what’s weed, and what’s not. It’s even harder for me to let them grow along with my beloved plants. So, I pull what I think are weeds, hoping I’m not tearing out the plants I love.
But perhaps allowing my garden the benefit of the doubt, waiting a bit longer before yanking things out right and left, would grow something even better in me; patience, trust, and the practice of living in the liminal space of not yet knowing. Those are enemies of my soul that still needs time to grow. Maybe I’ll put out impatience, distrust, and the need for certainty – right now.
Those are weeds that choke out good.
Thankful for Spring, and the change to nurture patience, trust, and uncertainty. ~ Anne