What we believe matters. Our Christian faith endures. They can try to silence us. They can try to disprove us. But it doesn’t work. Especially if each of us shares our faith.
How many of you cope with seasonal allergies? This time of year when the grasses are coming out of dormancy and the trees are budding with new leaves can be really bothersome when your eyes are red and itchy and your nose leaking. It can be hard to appreciate the new growth, to see the seeds flying in the air and littering the ground and not see a hot mess. But each of those seeds is significant and vital.
Each of our acts as Christians is like those seeds. We might have thousands of seeds to plant, and maybe only a few will take root, but each seed is vital. How many times in a day do we have the opportunity to be a light, a seed in the world, and be an example of LOVE and GRACE. We can let all the seeds just litter the ground and be in the way. We can plant seeds that give us an image of being judgemental and unbending. Or we can plant seeds everywhere we are, in every moment that we can, that spread joy and peace. We can make our lives look appealing to non Christians. Make them wonder what we have and want it. We can plant ourselves, not be buried, but be planted and grow.