Consider the Lilies
Lisa H. Owens
April 4, 2020
Weatherford, Texas USA
I took a walk.
It was raining.
The rain saturated the ground.
The ground soaked the roots;
The roots of grasses and flowers and trees.
The grasses did not seem to be worried; they sprouted pale green baby shoots.
The flowers were unconcerned; they sprouted buds of fuchsia, white and blue.
The trees? Business as usual; they opened branches wide to accept the sunlight after the rain.
Matthew 6:27-29 KJV
Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature? And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
Published on Beneath the Surface News 4/28/2020.
Published on Lockdown Journal 4/4/2020.
*Update - "Where are They Now?" added to Lockdown Journal on the anniversary of the journal's inception. Original posters will be adding one paragraph of their most recent thoughts or challenges regarding the pandemic.
[One year later: March, 2021]
March 10, 2021
Lisa H. Owens
Weatherford, TX USA
So many changes have occurred in the past year, both mental and physical. I find myself watching more television than usual. One thing I can't shake (maybe for the rest of my life) is the full-body cringe I experience when watching a movie where teens are sharing a drink or even a kiss. I want to shake them and yell, "GERMS!" Any scene with large crowds, causes me to shudder. A subway car and unmasked people shoved up against each other? Outrageous! Don't they know about Covid? Uhmm. No. This movie was made in 1998, ma'am.
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