Sunday, June 28, 2015

SUNDAY: Roses and Thorns

A certain man planted a rose and watered it faithfully. Before it blossomed, he examined it. He saw a bud that would soon blossom. He also saw the thorns, and he thought,"How can any beautiful flower come from a plant burdened with so many sharp thorns?" Saddened by this thought, he neglected to water the rose, and before it was ready to bloom, it died.
 So it is with many people. . .
Within every soul there is a rose. The qualities planted in us at birth, growing amidst the thorns of our faults. Many of us look at ourselves and see only the thorns, the defects. . . We neglect to water the good within us, and eventually it dies. . .But, if we see the rose within us, water it, love it's beauty. . .We can conquor those thorns and blossom into a beautiful thing. . .(Author Unknown)
"Show us the rose,
that we may overcome the thorns"
~ St. Thomas Acquinas

in the Garden of LIFE'


Margaret said...

Beautiful! Sunday blessings to you! maggie

Maureen Wyatt said...

Thank you for the beautiful thoughts for my day.

Pam said...

Beautiful blessing to you as well dear Dru.

Mary said...

I also try to remember the other twist to a similar story. Some think how sad that rosebush has thorns...others think how beautiful that the thornbush has a rose!

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