PARABLE OF A ROSE PARABLE OF A ROSE PARABLE OF THE ROSE

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PARABLE OF THE ROSE





A certain man planted a rose, watered it faithfully, and

before it blossomed, he examined it. He saw the bud that would

blossom and also have thorns. And he thought, "How can any

beautiful flower come from a plant burdened with so many sharp

thorns?"

Saddened by this thought, he neglected to water the rose, and

before it was ready to bloom, it died.

So it is with many people. Within every soul there is a rose.

The God like qualities planted in us at birth growing amid

the thorns of our faults.

Many of us look at ourselves and see only the thorns, the defects

We despair, thinking that nothing good can possibly come from

from us. We neglect to water the good within us, and eventually

it dies. We never realize our potential.

Some people do not see the rose within themselves; someone

else must show it to them. One of the greatest gifts a person

can possess it so be able to reach past the thorns and find the

rose within others.

This is the characteristic of love, to look at a person, and knowing

his faults, recognize the nobility in his soul, and help him

realize that he can overcome his faults. If we show him the rose,

he will conquer the thorns. Then will he blossom, blooming forth

thirty, sixty, a hundred fold as it is given to him.

Our duty in this world is to help others by showing them their

roses and not their thorns. Only then can we achieve the love

we should feel for each other, only then we can bloom in our own

garden


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THIS MANY ROSES HAVE BLOSSOMED ON THIS PAGE times.

MARIA

mariamsibson@comcast.net
MI
United States