Monday, May 3, 2010

Seeds of Sin

Do you know that often a root has split a rock
when allowed to remain in it?
Give no place to the seed of evil, seeing that it
break up your faith.
~Saint Cyril of Jerusalem~

This is a wonderful analogy. Read it again. I have considered my soul a garden. Yes, and have even compared the Sacrament of Reconciliation as the pruning hook. At the same time I have only considered the visible results of my weeds and flowers. I haven't considered the roots. In order for the garden to flourish it needs to be tended in other ways that by pruning. It needs to be cultivated and fed. I overlook that at times and like today I am reminded again. There is a lot of work to do in the garden if it is to flower in grace to avoid a "break up in [my] faith."

Thanks be to God!


  1. Very nice Cathy, always something poignant to read here when I visit.;) And this one is so true too.;)

  2. Just left you something special on my blog... ;)


  3. Wow Cathy - that quote really does deserve some think time.
    I need to share it with my boys and talk about it.

    You have been a blessing to me today!


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