Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Anger is a Weed


“Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame.”  -Benjamin Franklin


My mother has a garden in her backyard that for months she has faithfully grown.  Constantly she grooms the garden, pulling away weeds.  Anger is a weed in your spiritual garden, that if you harbor it in your heart then it will hinder the growth of life-giving plants: like love, joy, and peace.  Eventually weeds multiply to overtake a garden.  The other day my mother proudly provided me a fresh cucumber; her harvest blessed others.  Each day groom your spiritual garden in prayer and God’s Word.  Eventually your garden will not only bless you, but also bless others.

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control… (Galatians 5:22-23, NIV).  

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