Friday, April 20, 2012

Growing Seeds of Contemplation

Been thinking about how amazing a seed is. Since I have started my garden, I have, mostly,("60% of the time, it works every time") successfully been able to grow a lot of different plants from seed. One day while I was watering, I started thinking about how just one tiny seed can grow into something so big! I mean, isn't it incredible that by taking a tiny seed, putting in the ground, and giving it some water and sun, it is able to grow into plant? Well, I think it is. I never thought it was so amazing until I actually did it and watched it grow from start to finish. Of course this also reminded me of the whole faith the size of a mustard seed, too. It really puts the size of our true faith in perspective. I usually tend to think of my faith being a little bigger than the size of a mustard seed, (OK, a lot bigger.) but it obviously isn't because so far, every time I've tried to move a mountain, it hasn't worked out so well. :)
Then there is the other part of planting the seed, that it must die to produce life. That's pretty interesting too. I don't have much to say about that, but I would like to share this verse which got me thinking about it more:
"Amen, amen, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains just a grain of wheat; but if it dies, it produces much fruit. Whoever loves his life loses it, and whoever hates his life in this world will preserve it for eternal life. Whoever serves me must follow me, and where I am, there also will my servant be. The Father will honor whoever serves me."
-John 12:24-26

Now about something totally different. . .
I am so excited to say I have been working on quite a few new prayer cards that I should have finished and listed in my Etsy store by the end of this month! To name a few of them, there is the Divine Mercy, Santo Bambino, Spiritual Communion, and a nice selection of Marian prayer cards in the works as we speak. :) Pictures coming soon!

P.S. Thank you to everyone for sharing my store, items and blog! Thank you, thank you!

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