Time for Reflection
by Jacquie Wise
Most religions have periods of fasting, or sacrifice, of reflection, repentance, and atonement.
For observers of Christianity, this period is Lent, a time when many Christians prepare for Easter by observing a time of spiritual discipline. The purpose is to set aside time for reflection.
I found this ‘Recipe for a Lenten Garden’, which is a delightful reminder for all seekers of a life of meaning and soul.
First, plant five rows of peas:
• prayer (or meditation)
Next, plant four rows of squash
• squash gossip
• squash criticism
• squash indifference
• squash prejudice
Then: plant five rows of lettuce:
• let us be loyal
• let us be unselfish
• let us be truthful
• let us be dependable
• let us be kind
And no garden is complete without turnips:
• turn up for your dreams
• turn up with a smile
• turn up with a new idea
• turn up with determination
(Author unknown, but very much appreciated. Slightly modified by Jacquie Wise)
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