Joy in the Sowing
When you work in a garden, you plant, then water, and eventually you harvest. You wouldn’t bother with a garden if you didn’t have the promise of the harvest, because that’s the payoff! Spiritually, we are called to sow the seeds of the gospel into people and to water them with love and attention. The hard truth of spiritual gardening is that there is no guarantee that we will get to see the harvest, but we can find joy in the sowing!