What Kind of Flower are you in God’s Garden
A Meditation by a Mother of six
This was shared with us by a mother of six some years ago, and it is just as fitting for today.With her permission we share it with you as a beautiful and vivid look at our souls in relation to God. Enjoy!
"I was at the Altar of Repose on Good Friday. I took one of the slots during Mass of the Presanctified and, with Fathers one hour and fifteen minute sermon, I was there a LONG time.
I am not the world’s best meditator and my mind wandered…a lot. One thing I noticed in the darkness, lit only by candles was that the Easter lilies that totally covered the altar, surrounding Our Lord, were not very open compared to other years. Usually the smell from them permeates the entire room.
As I noticed this and started counting (I told you I was wandering) there were only about 5 blooms actually open.
Of those, only two were turned toward the tabernacle, the rest were turned away. There were a few half open, a few shut and ready to open, and a large amount really small and shut. I started comparing them to souls (don’t laugh, here).
How many of us are open, our souls white and shiny enough to turn towards Our Lord, to honor Him with our whole being?
How many of us are open and beautiful, yet still turn our backs on Him?
How many of us are half open…some turned towards Our Lord, reaching for him, others turned away.
Then there are the blooms in various states of immaturity, some of which I am afraid on those plants will shrivel before they ever open.
I decided that all manner of souls were represented by those blooms, and how sad it was that so few were open and facing the right direction, and, shamefully, that I was not one of them.
I am hoping that that simple picture, that reminder, will help me become more pure, more simple, more open, and most importantly turned in the right direction, honoring Our Lord the way He so richly deserves."
I heartily agree! Let us all keep this image in our mind as we go forward towards Christmas keeping our goal high and our eyes on Him alone.
What kind of flower are you in Our Lords garden? Share it with me here !
©Copyright 2009-2012 Rita Davidson All Rights Reserved.
Rita is a Catholic wife and mother of seven children. She reverted back to the faith when her oldest was making her First Communion. By then, she had completed degrees in Hairdressing and Make up artistry. She went on to receive a degree in Natural Health and another degree in Art. At age 26, Rita suffered a minor stroke. With no lasting effects, this dramatically changed her outlook on life. In 1996, Rita began ‘Little Flowers Family Apostolates’ to reach out to other families with her new found faith, by creating unique Catholic books and resources.. In 1999, she wrote the bestselling, ‘Immodesty; Satan’s Virtue’. She was editor of ‘The Catholic Health Letter’ for 7 years. She has been a homeschooling mom for 20+ years, and has written for various magazines. She is honored that families have trusted her with their questions, needs and concerns over the years. She continues to write and reach out to Catholic families with her husband, Mark and their 4 boys through