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February letter


Dear everyone.

The first of February was a fine sunny day. I thought I will go into the garden and clean up the  leaves that have made the garden untidy since they fell in the autumn. It had been windy overnight, and lots of dead branches have been blown down from the trees, but   the wind had also blown leaves off the lawn and paths. either into neat piles, or into the borders. What a pleasant surprise!

Ecologically I’m told, untidy leaves in a garden are valuable for insect life and the protection of some plants.  You don’t always help a garden by keeping everything perfectly tidy! Leaves can be safely left for a time and some will naturally get mulched into the ground.

Quick results in any walk of life are not always the right answer.  In the parable of the wheat and tares Jesus reminds us that wheat and tares are often sown at the same time. Damage can be done to the good things that grow if we are in too much of a hurry to get things tidy and in order.It may be necessary to wait until the harvest time comes, in other words, the right moments of fruition, before the separation can take place.

There are some things of course need dealing with straight away because to act slowly would destroy things that are good, even the well being of people. Let us pray that we may all have true discernment, true wisdom and knowledge. and take great care that we do not think that everything we do should be done in a hurry!

May we all learn to be good gardeners, good carers of the universe and the people within it.

Every blessing,




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