Learn from the Way the Wildflowers Grow is a poem I wrote on August 14, 2021 while on a Catechist retreat. We were assigned to read Matthew 6: 25-34 during Lectio Divina. I felt so inspired to share this with everyone at the retreat as well as with you.
Are not you more important than they? Can any of you by worrying add a single moment to your life-span? Why are you anxious about clothes? Learn from the way the wildflowers grow. They do not work or spin. But I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was clothed like one of them. – Gospel of Matthew
Learn From the Way The Wildflowers Grow
What can I, a conscience being learn from an unconscious flower?
So little and motionless. It only moves by the way that the wind blows.
Slowly, over a long period of time maybe it will grow an inch closer to the sun.
But look at its splendor.
It’s colorful petals, soft with a sweet aroma.
Its petals are wide open as if in praise of its Creator.
God clothes it with beauty and a sweet scent.
Once wise, Solomon died a fool.
Failing to praise his God,
God is both truth and love.
Foolishness is straying from the true God.
Once a lowly nun studied the tiniest of flowers.
She wished to praise God like the flower.
Opened her heart like its petals
Wholeheartedly, oriented towards the Lord.
Receiving grace like the rays of the sun.
She died a wise Saint – a doctor of the church.
Wisdom is learning to praise
in the way of the Little Flower
If you wish to read my full reflection on this beautiful passage of the bible, check out Matthew Chapter 6 25-34 Catholic Bible Reflection.