We did a little pruning this weekend. It’s getting a bit late for it, but hopefully we were in the nick of time. A good friend who can see better how to prune things was very helpful. We put her to work.
Lent is a time to prune our lives as well as our plants. Our lives can get just as large and overgrown as our plants can. I am reflecting on just what dead wood needs to be taken out, what branches trimmed so that they can flower, and how to shape my life the way that I shaped the Texas skull cap (Scutellaria suffrutescens) by the driveway. I will post pictures later when I get them.
Due to lack of time, I had to leave two Texas skull caps un-pruned. I think they will not look as beautiful this year. I’m sure I will miss some things in my life as well. Also, I’m going to need to move daffodils and irises but now is not the time. In my life, there will probably be places to prune that I do not get to, things that are good and useful but should be moved somehow. And, there will be more chances, more times for reflection on life and what is really important.
Lent can be a time for pruning – Sometimes, a good friend might see some things that need to go that may be hard for you to see.
Pray for those effected by the earthquake and tsunami.