The kingdom of heaven is like this. A man planted wheat seeds but while he slept his enemy scattered the seeds of a weed all over his newly seeded field. Only when the plants came up could the weeds be seen growing very close to the wheat. A servant suggested they do some weeding. “No, don’t do that! I don’t want the wheat uprooted and disturbed when you pull the weeds. Let both grow together. At harvest time I will tell the reapers to gather the weeds first and burn them. Then I will gather the wheat into my barn.”
Matthew 13 : 24 – 30
Here are some proverbs about weeds:
A man of words and no deeds , is like a garden full of weeds.English and Italian proverb
If you let the weeds grow for a year you will need seven to clear them.German proverb
Arrogance is a weed that grows mostly on a dunghill.Arab proverb
Well here is some advice for me. ‘Without hard work, nothing grows but weeds ‘ and a little kinder ‘ don’t let the tall weeds cast a shadow on the beautiful.’
4 thoughts on “A pint glass of Arum moculatum / Cuckoo plant / Lords and Ladies”
Love the German proverb. If we don’t address our problems from the beginning, the become more challenging to resolve.
Absolutely! Personally and in our wider society. Our prayers for all.
That Arab proverb 😂. Those are such pretty leaves; pity they’re weeds. Such wisdom in this post …
The posts are so organic they seem to have a life of their own. Do you know that glass of weeds look just as fresh as when I picked them. Funny that😏😏🤔