The test of time and growing where we are planted
The challenge and invitation is to seed good deeds, despite whatever context, and continue choosing good deeds. Suffering and “weeds” will constantly distract us from our attempts to flourish.
Social media made it easier for us to envy others, and if we deeply reflect about this, such envy is a distraction from trying to grow the best we can in the context where we are planted. That envy can wreck our mental health, manipulate us in blaming luck or external forces, and fool us into thinking that we do not have any form of agency in our situation no matter how limited that agency or power can be.
We try to be wheats or flowers, but it is a state of life that weeds affect our growth. Will we consistently choose to do good as often as we can, or do we give up and let our flowers wilt and wither?
Matthew 13:24-30. The parable of the wheat and weeds
[DAILY GOSPEL INSIGHTS AND REFLECTION FOR MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATION 204: JULY 23, 2022]