a meditation from Vigen Guroian’s Inheriting Paradise

How Love burns through the Putting in the Seedcuke emerging - © Cameron Kempson 2014             growinggracefarm.com

On through the watching for that early birth

When, just as the soil tarnishes with weed,

The sturdy seedling with arched body comes

Shouldering its way and shedding the

earth crumbs.

~from Robert Frost’s “Putting in the Seed”

With prayer and fasting in the Lenten spring, the Christian clears the self’s soil of stony sin and makes room for the birth within. . .Our love and labor combined with God’s grace can make even the poorest stony soil grow round red beets, sweet hearts of flesh.  ~Vigen Guroian

[Selection from Inheriting Paradise:  Meditations on Gardening by Vigen Guroian]

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