Pulling Weeds

Give a weed an inch, and it will take a “yard.” Consequently, weeding is vital, but not easy, for at times it’s difficult to distinguish between the desired plant and the weed. Pull both up, and the distinction, however, becomes obvious in their common_weedsroots. (To paraphrase Scripture, by their roots you shall know them.)  Weeds have only a main taproot, which lets them grow quickly. Flowers, trees, and vegetables, on the other hand, have a more complicated root system, that slows the growth, permitting more time for the plants to develop durability and beauty.

When we look back over the years, it may seem that our spiritual life grows slowly. Perhaps the slow growth may be God’s way of giving us sturdy rootedness in the divine.

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  1. Kathy on April 25, 2015 at 12:52 pm

    If our root system, our faith is like a weed we are self centered. If we are to be fruitful we must spread our roots touching many, touching in many different ways. Also we will be more stable.