Today Is Monday: Every Weed Is A Possible Flower

MondayToday is Monday. Reading a book about the parables of Jesus I came across a statement by the author commenting on the parable of the lost sheep and lost coin (Luke 15). He reflected on how these parables (along with the prodigal son) express the attitude of Jesus toward the lost as one of boundless hope. The author quoted Luther Burbank who said, “Every weed is a possible flower.” My mind immediately raced to the conclusion of the impossibility of a weed being a flower because no matter what one may say about a weed; a weed is a weed is a weed! God made them that way. Weeds are undesirable and of no value. But then I realized that with God nothing is impossible (Luke 1:37). The Lord could take Kudzu and make it to be the most desirable flower in the world. He could take the most vicious thorn bush and make it a flower of grand beauty. Monday’s sometimes feel like Kudzu don’t they. But with God’s help every Monday is a possible beginning of a wonderful week filled with the flowers of kindness, thanksgiving, love, charity, and showing the fragrance of Christ in the lives of others. “Jesus believed that every sinner was a possible saint, that every coward might become a hero, that every defeated man might yet stand upon his feet in the consciousness of moral and spiritual victory” (Clovis G. Chappell, “Sermons from the parables”, page 176). Every Monday begins with Sunday reminding us that each week begins with the Lord.

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