St. Michael Prayer

St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do, thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the Power of God, cast into hell satan and all of the evil spirits who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.

Glory to God in the Highest!

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

God's Garden, Where Weeds and Flowers Grow:: 5 reasons I would Want to be a Weed in God's Garden of Flowers

“I understood that every flower created by Him is beautiful, that the brilliance of the rose and the whiteness of the lily do not lessen the perfume of the violet or the sweet simplicity of the daisy. I understood that if all the lowly flowers wished to be roses, nature would no longer be enamelled with lovely hues. And so it is in the world of souls, Our Lord's living garden.”  

St. Therese of Lisieux 


  I want to be a weed in God's Garden.


Why would I want to be a weed in God's garden?

1) Weeds are tough.  Have you ever tried to kill weeds?  Many times, weed killers simply don't work on weeds.  They've adapted and adjusted and weeds can take over a garden.  You can pull and pull, and you'll still have weeds.

2)  Weeds hold top soil in place.  That means that while other plants that are more delicate, and in many cases, more beautiful, weeds hold the soil in place so that these flowers can grow and thrive.  Without top soil, a delicate plant could not grow.  Weeds are the protectors of flowers.

3) Because weeds are not appreciated so much by the gardener, they have to do a lot of the work of survival for themselves.  Without the culturing of weeds by gardeners, they send out tap roots down into the soil, sometimes as long as 15 feet, to bring up water and nutrients.  

4) Weeds know how to survive.  They are more tolerant of drought conditions, wet conditions, and inhuman conditions than most plants.  Their seeds can stay dormant for years, and when the right growing conditions develop, so do the weeds!  Their seeds and shoots germinate quickly.

5) Many plants, considered weeds, are used in herbal medicines.  Dandelion tea is good for reducing inflammation.  The root is often dried and used for coffee.  The Stinging Nettle is used as a laxative.

I knew there were reasons God made me so tough.  

I'm a weed in His Garden, and He loves me just the way I am!


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