Friday, November 28, 2014

Fruit From Weeds: Insight 7

One weed at a time

Faced with a lot of weeding, it is tempting to try to pull multiple weeds at one time. Resist that temptation. Otherwise you will likely end up with a handful of leaves while the weeds’ roots remain the ground.  The bed may look better right now, but those roots will grow new leaves in short order, consuming more of the soil’s nutrients. And guess what, you’ll have to weed the same area all over again.

Instead, focus on one weed at a time. That will make it more likely to get the roots out, ending that weed for good. As scripture puts it, “accumulation little by little is the way to riches.” Proverbs 13:11 (New Jerusalem Bible)

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