Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Food for the Body; Food for the Soul

Today is the tenth anniversary for Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta passing on to her Beloved. One of my favorites of her quotes is:
We can do no great things - only small things with great love.
I have to say that in her own way, Bld. Teresa was a Plain Catholic. No grand gestures; rather a theology of small sacrifices and persistence.

She also said:
God didn't ask me to be successful. He asked me to be faithful.
It seems she was a gardener too, albeit a gardener of souls. At the very least this should be the motto of every farmer and gardener. Farming and gardening require persistence, faithfulness aye and, love. Love for our God who created the wonderful world of nature about us. Love for our families as we try to feed them healthy food.

The past 5 days have been taken up with the gardening chores. Clearing out the old plants; harvesting the last bits of veg; tilling and conditioning the soil to receive a new crop for the fall harvest. Kale and collards do well when kissed by frost and prayerfully we will have a bumper crop this year. The asparagus is weeded and watered. The squash is reaching its prime. We continue to pray for a long, steady rain as nonesuch has reached us in a month.

May Bld Teresa of Calcutta be a light and a guide for all those who wish to follow Jesus.
That's me away then.

1 comment:

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

I will pray you get rain! We have gotten some nice rains the last few days at last! had some bad weather around us though so that wasn't good. Huggles

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