I will bless you and make your name famous, so that you will be a blessing. Genesis 12:2b TEV

Gardening has its challenges -- particularly weeds that have an underground root system. Pulling one of those weeds has absolutely no effect on the weed crop. The root system must be destroyed. The weed is being propagated in the recesses of the soil. How much better, I thought to myself, if the plants I want in my garden had this kind of tenacity.

Evil in the world today has all the appearances of having an underground root system. It too is a major challenge to uproot. How much better if we spread the Good News with as much tenacity.

God blessed Abraham and told him to go forth and be a blessing to others. He was blessed to be a blessing. Did those who received those blessings pass them on?

What better time than today to start a root system of love. Do a kindness to a neighbor When he/she thanks you, simply say: "Pass it on."

Father of all that is good and beautiful, help us to share our blessings with others that they might be blessed to be a blessing. Amen.


Madeline (NE)