Wednesday, March 12, 2008

I Beg Your Pardon, God Didn't Promise You a Rose Garden

For those of you who don't get the reference:


This time of of the Catholic Calendar, this song comes to mind, especially the week before Holy Week, although I would mention that He did promise a Garden of Gethsemane. I've seen it happen year after year, and judging from the blogs I frequent its happening this year too, that for those who are at least attempting to follow a Christian way of life, the s**t is hitting the fan. I don't know if its God allowing us to participate in His Sufferings to make us become more like Him, or if its that muckraker from the nether regions of existence. I know cow manure does make good fertilizer, but does anyone know if this s**t is good for rose gardens? This inquiring mind wants to know... LOL

6 comments:

Tara said...

Well, Catholics know our lot in life is pain and suffering--with a few roses, but,in this life the roses still have thorns. BTW my rose bushes are not covered by snow any more--I can't wait till they bloom--ahh hope for better days!

Kelly said...

You are right! Very timely. Never thought of it that way but what a perfect time for us to be tested and to suffer when we make attempts to be faithful. God Bless....

Kasia said...

Our parish warns RCIA candidates and elect that Lent is a time of serious spiritual warfare...so my vote is that it's that muckraker from the nether regions.

And I would say that suffering can be good for spiritual rose gardens, but you have to choose to use it that way. You can just as easily choose to wallow in s**t.

gemoftheocean said...

Well, if enough **** piles up around your feet you can start heaving it in other directions!

Karen
[never one to suffer in silence!]

KitBrookside said...

Too true. I'm with Karen. Fling it!

On both a spiritual and practical gardening note, here's a tip. As with kakka, banana peels (while notorious for causing slip-ups) are also excellent noruishment for your rose bushes.

ArchAngel's Advocate said...

A goo quote is worth repeating:
"S**t happens. What's important is how you clean it up."
Amazing Grace(The TV show