Can I be honest for a moment? One of my least favorite gifts to receive is flowers.
I appreciate the kindness behind the gift, and I smile and truthfully admire the flowers’ colors and vibrancy. When they are fresh and flourishing, they are beautiful, and if they could just stay that way it would all be fine, but what I dread is knowing that I am going to watch them slowly wither and die.
There’s nothing I can do about it. I look after them as well as I can. I trim the stems, I add the flower food, and I make sure the water is topped up, but I know that all it will do is prolong their life by a few days. In the end it is futile, because they have been cut off from their source of life.
Join me at Devotable as we consider how to flourish spiritually and how to make sure we are not the spiritual equivalent of those dying flowers.