In this Easter Season, I am overwhelmed by the feelings of community that were conveyed by the villagers. This season signifies a transformation in all of us: A time to feel the heartfelt joy of caring, kindness, compassion and humility, all reflective of a community so intertwined by love and gratitude with one another.
Allow me to share the lesson I gathered from Fr. Michael Troha on stewardship:
Imagine a man is given some flower seeds, says Fr. Troha. He demonstrates in words when a man buries the seeds in the ground and leaves them on their own and that as months pass and rain falls, some seeds may receive enough nourishment to bloom. But he said simply burying seeds in the ground will hardly make a gorgeous garden. He says, “Rather if the man truly wants to enjoy many beautiful flowers, there is much care and work ahead.” He continues to say that by recognizing the hidden beauty within these simple seeds, we must cultivate the ground, plant the seeds in a solid foundation, water and fertilize them throughout the year. “Only then he will see the proper fruit these seeds were made to bear.”
Fr. Troha concludes by saying that just like the springtime flowers we now enjoy, our time, talents and treasure need to be cared for and that our gifts need to be cultivated and nourished.
As I close this Easter dialogue, I hope that our relationship remains standing with a better appreciation of people’s diverse beliefs, cultural and political makeup that are worthy of recognition and respect.
Thank you for bringing joy to Hillary’s village. I am proud to be living in it.
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