Friday, 10 January 2014

The leaning tree



Father Francis Maple in one of his sermons makes a good point about our relationship with God by referring to a leaning tree. Here's what he says:
 
I think of a life as a tree. If a tree leans in one direction when it dies it will fall in that direction. It is not going to fall in the opposite direction. So, too, with our lives. If all the time we are leaning towards God, very likely, with God's grace we shall fall into His arms when we die. But if our lives never point to God, it is very likely that when we die we shall die in enmity with God.

12 comments:

  1. Well said!!! Hoping you're having a grand weekend! Cathy

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    1. Thank you Cathy. Hope you're having a splendid time too.

      God bless.

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  2. Wonderful reflection!
    One of my favorite scripture verses, from long ago (I had memorized it when needing some spiritual encouragement) is this:
    "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to Him, and He will make your paths straight." ~ Proverbs 3:5-6.
    So, I agree, if you are going to lean...Lean on Him!
    Have a happy day, Victor!

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    1. That's a wonderful proverb Hand-Maid. And so true too. Even in our most difficult time we need to lean on Him. Thank you. Best wishes to you and yours.

      God bless you.

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  3. Oh there's much to meditate on this one, Victor! +

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    1. Wonderful meditation, is it not?

      God bless you Caroline.

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  4. That's so beautiful, Victor!

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    1. I find this thought of falling into His arms so reassuring.

      God bless you Mary.

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  5. Thank you for sharing Victor, a graceful reminder!

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    1. Thank you Noelle. I like this imagery from Father Francis.

      God bless.

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  6. What a great visual!

    God Bless.

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    1. It's beautiful. Can you imagine falling into the waiting arms of a loving God.

      May He bless you always, Michael.

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