I turn the page of my daily
Finding GOD in the GARDEN Calendar, and today
it tells me about being useful.
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The Floss-Silk tree grows in Brazil and Argentina mainly, besides other more tropical regions. The tree is loaded with magnolia-type blooms that turn into huge pods, or the fruit of the tree. When ripe, the fruits burst open to reveal a silky floss used to stuff upholstery like cushions and pillows. The fluff reminds me of the seeds within a Milkweed pod.
Beware, however, as the trunk of the Floss-Silk Tree is studded with sharp thorns that fall off as the tree ages.
We, or at least I, should hope to be like these trees, full of usefulness, becoming softer and more approachable as time passes.
So, as the Good Book reads:
Stay away from complaining and arguing, so that no one can speak a word of blame against you. You are to live clean, innocent lives as children of God in a dark world full of crooked and perverse people.
Philippians 2:14-15 NLT
(New Living Translation of the Bible)
It's a hard act to follow but I will do my best. God commands it of me.