In this springtime, farmers and gardeners are eagerly waiting for that day when they begin planting seeds for this year’s anticipated crop. If you are one of the above, hold one of these seeds in your hand. Picture the wonderment of what this one tiny gift of nature has the capacity to produce. One kernel of corn, how many kernels will it produce on a single ear? One bean seed, how many pods on a single plant? What are the small seeds of love in your life that have the potential for growth in other people’s lives? A loving person or family that sparks its members to share some caring seed may result in having an individual or group in offering caring seeds as may seem suitable. Whet your imagination of how your tiny seed may produce these many new kernels of loving care for others.
By Philip Zimmer, OSB