A few years ago we brought home a few hostas from our son’s yard. Being a botanical ignoramus I had no idea what was going to happen in our yard. Two years ago we dug up half of them and put them in the side yard. Last year we dug up half of them and put them in the back yard. This year we will dig up half of them and give them to a local greenhouse; if the owner will take them. I knew about squash but had no idea these things could be so prolific. Hostas must be the rabbits of the plant world.
There are two ways I can go with this. I can speak about one really little lie multiplying to keep up the cover story. Little sins grow into big sins. But that is so negative and while true it’s not what I want to write. I would rather focus on good deeds multiplying. There is a bank currently running a commercial where a lady uses the cover from her coffee to stop a table from teetering. Next she helps a dog get untangled from a tree by giving him a treat. Next she puts tin foil on a man’s radio antenna increasing his reception. Goodness can be just as infectious as evil.
Paul wrote in Romans 12:20. “If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.” We can do this on an individual basis. We can do it in our communities. We can do it internationally. The challenge is there and the results could be more stunning than the reproduction of hostas.
Written by Roger Bothwell on March 28, 2012
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