“Remember the Little things“, #3
Dear Friends in Christ,
May God bless you!
Today as part of my “obedience ” I potted some broad beans. I found them in a packet at the back of my kitchen drawer when I was looking for a battery for the kitchen clock. In the end, I did not need the battery because the clock started going again after a few adjustments to its positioning (I had on Sunday changed the time to British Summer Time forwarding it by one hour).
So, I planted some beans in a little compost I had left, hopeful of their growth to maturity and fruitfulness. I look forward to seeing them grow. I added some water and some ashes from the incense burner with which I bless my house each day and I leave the rest to God.
I offer this my poor poem to the Glory of God.
Luke 2:51-52.”Then he went down with them to Nazareth and was subject to them, but His mother kept all these things in her heart. And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and men.”
Three little acorns adorn the desk
Latent and potent in their passive shells;
Wisdom, Stature and Favour are their names,
Passing time and patience tells
Of their strength and humbleness.
Only to be sown to be set free
To be buried
Within the heart of me.
Obedience is their nature
And their story,
They are the very seeds
Of growth and glory.
“I saw the snares that the enemy spreads out over the world and I said groaning, “What can get through from such snares?” Then I heard a voice saying to me, “Humility”.
St. Anthony the Great