Seeds Germinate

Realy-Cultivating Gods Garden 300by Margaret Rose Realy, Obl. OSB

Without the experience of darkness we would not recognize light. Our roots of belief grow in the fact that Jesus rose from the darkness of his Passion. He rose from an earthen tomb. We sprout and develop faith, our light drawn to His light. We bear fruit by being nourished and fed by that which came from the earth —wheat and grapes, bread and wine. And with seeds from the Fruits of the Spirit we plant kernels of goodness and pray that these seeds too will germinate and take root.

From reflection for  Holy Thursday. p. 120, Cultivating God’s Garden through Lent, available online through Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and the publisher Patheos Press.

See also Nancy's interview with Margaret on writing Cultivating God’s Garden through Lent and other posts by and about Margaret on

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