Faith and I: Lessons from Plants

Every seed bears the image of what it will become and every sapling is that process of becoming. Nothing appears as it is going to be, but rather there is growth and evolution and then, at the end, the form that people recognize as “the thing this seed was meant to be.”

An oak.

A cypress.

A cedar.

We bear an image, too, of a Creator we have. To quote,

Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is.

Which is to say that we are clay and water in the process of becoming who we will be and that, we will become who we are and be unafraid of that. Until then, we are becoming…

And becoming…

And becoming.

Until then, we have faith in that, as long as we hold on to what is good and true, that which we were born to be is what we will become and it will be a good thing. A true thing. A beautiful thing.

The same as all things created were called on their first day.

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