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03 August 2010

garden church

"The church should be more like a community garden and less like a supermarket." Arthur Sido

I like this statement. It puts two of my worlds together - gardening and church. These worlds have more in common than we may think. Wasn't it Jesus that talked about his kingdom being like a mustard seed and about him being the vine and us the branches? Jesus often used organic illustrations when describing God's purposes. God's kingdom is organic in nature; spiritual seeds are sown, new life grows, bears fruit and multiplies. The same principles in a physical gardening are at work in the "spiritual garden". Just like there are pest in the physical garden there are pest in the spiritual. Just like there are seasons to the physical there are seasons to the spiritual. We can learn a lot from gardening. Heck, wasn't it a garden we were placed in in the beginning?

If you want to read more of where the quote came from check out the blog entry Gospel Grocery Stores.

8 Comments:

At 3:12 AM, Blogger 怡于名君 said...

偶爾上來逛逛,下次不知是否還有緣再進來,先祝您平安順利!!!..............................................................

 
At 7:23 AM, Blogger 偉曹琬 said...

良言一句三冬暖,惡語傷人六月寒。......................................................................

 
At 7:08 PM, Blogger 宋張建宇瑞正 said...

喜歡自己的另一層意義是「接納自己」。..................................................

 
At 1:51 AM, Blogger 守何何何韋 said...

看著你的BLOG 好多朋友都回應 真厲害..................................................

 
At 5:08 AM, Blogger 翊翊翊翊張瑜翊翊翊 said...

No pains, no gains.......................................................................

 
At 10:05 AM, Blogger 瑰潼 said...

Necessity is the mother of invention..................................................................

 
At 1:14 AM, Blogger 姚义丰 said...

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At 8:42 PM, Blogger Todd said...

These are some strange posts. Would you please stop posting comments to my blog. For one, no one can read them, they are in chinese. For two, they don't make sense. For three, they clutter the comments section.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Todd

 

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