Today was another beautiful, warm and sunny day. I spent sometime in the garden pruning the bushes.
Half an hour later a friend came to visit. I must explain that I’ve left a corner of the garden to grow freely. My friend looked at it and said: “these are all weeds … they must come out …”
I pointed at the little yellow and blue flowers and said they looked pretty; and they attracted butterflies and other insects.
My friend said: “They’re weeds. You’ve dandelions there, and nettles and …” naming a variety of plants I hadn’t even heard of.
What is a weed I thought, isn’t it a plant that you don’t want? There are people who make nettle tea – you can buy it at the health shop. I suppose to them a nettle is not a weed but a livelihood. I also read somewhere that dandelions are used in medicine.
Then I thought … I hope God is more selective when He comes to judge us and to choose whom from His creations are worthy to enter Heaven.
Will He say disparagingly: “You’re a weed” – or will He welcome us in His Kingdom?