One way to know if you are on a pathway leading to God is to look for certain flowers that border it. When you see these flowers you know you are walking the right path. When you don’t see them, you have probably lost your way.
Specifically eight plants can be identified as divine pathway flowers. I’m sure there are more, but these eight seem to stand out like those unexpected wildflowers that pop up on our walks through forest or field.
I name them, dependence on more than one’s self, sadness over the effects of evil in the world, teachable humility, the desire to do right, merciful kindness, single mindedness to follow the path, concern that all beings flourish, and the willingness to suffer as we walk along the way.
Of course, I didn’t just come up with these on my own. I learned them from the person who blazed the trail. You can find out more information about the path in the New Testament book of Matthew, chapters 5-7.
Happy reading & happy walking, LaMon
3 thoughts on “Flowers Along the Pathway”
Thank you for this insightful and moving summary of the Beatitudes, LaMon.
Nice reminders especially for those who enjoy such walks and are surprised by the serendipity of “wildflowers” that spring up in even more profusion after a devastating “firestorm”.
How beautifully put! Thank you for sharing this. Caroline