“Get behind me, Satan!”
"Why, this is MY garden, of course,” he said.
(See also: young, arrogant and quite stupid.)
"Now, I grow beautiful things for my neighbors and I give away most of my vegetables so the children here can grow up strong. Maybe I look like a fool to the folks who don’t know but that don’t matter. It may just look like flowers and vegetables to you, but it’s much more than that.”
Sometimes, what looks like the end is just the beginning.
Sometimes, we forget the fact that before there can be resurrection, something, something inside us – or someone, the person we thought we were – has to die.
Something inside me died that day. I think it was a bit of my youthful arrogance. I came to understand that it had to die in order for something new to be born in me. A new understanding of my life. A new understanding of my vocation. A new understanding of what God was calling me to do.
And, the passion I had was resurrected and transformed into greater compassion.
Before there can be resurrection, something has to die.
Sometimes what looks like the end is just the beginning.