|Bumble bee working the cherry blossoms|
Author J. Fowler of the Sustainable Traditions project compares the planting of seeds with the death and resurrection of Christ.
"As you plant your seeds it is a hope-filled endeavor but have you ever considered that your garden is a place of deathbeds. I know it sounds morbid but JESUS said:
“Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit.” [John 12:24]As you bury each seed in it’s final darkness it begins slowly dying, deconstructing, coming undone, transforming. It is ceasing to be a seed as root and shoot activate. And as more roots and shoots emerge, the seed ceases to be. But this death is swallowed in the newness of life. But first comes the death."
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I hope you have had a weekend full of rest and reflection (in addition to any planting you've gotten done)
|Early Spring color in the young Forest Garden|