Jeanne's Bliss Blog

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Life is like a rosebud

Life is like a rosebud
A newly ordained Priest
was walking with an older,
more seasoned Priest
in the garden one day.

Feeling a bit insecure
about what God had for him to do,
he was asking the older Priest
for some advice.

The older Priest walked up to a rosebush
and handed the young Priest
a rosebud and told him
to open it without tearing off any petals.

The young Priest looked in disbelief
at the older Priest
and was trying to figure out
what a rosebud
could possibly have to do
with his wanting to know
the will of God
for his life and ministry.

But because of his great respect
for the older Priest,
he proceeded to try to unfold the rose,
while keeping every petal intact.

It wasn't long
before he realized
how impossible
this was to do.

Noticing the younger Priests inability
to unfold the rosebud without tearing it,
the older Priest began to recite
the following poem...

"It is only a tiny rosebud,
A flower of God's design;
But I cannot unfold the petals
With these clumsy hands of mine."

"The secret of unfolding flowers
Is not known to such as I.
GOD opens this flower so easily,
But in my hands they die."

"If I cannot unfold a rosebud,
This flower of God's design,
Then how can I have the wisdom
To unfold this life of mine?"

"So I'll trust in God for leading
Each moment of my day.
I will look to God for guidance
In each step of the way."

"The path that lies before me,
Only my Lord knows.
I'll trust God to unfold the moments,
Just as He unfolds the rose."


At 8:01 PM, Blogger Relyn said...

I was just dropping in to wish you and yours the happiest Independence Day. May your day be full! May you enjoy laughter shared with family, great food shared with friends, fireworks to make you gasp, a lump in your throat at the anthem, and a full and grateful heart at all we have been given. Happy Fourth of July, my friend!

At 8:20 PM, Blogger Draffin Bears said...

Hi Jeanne,

I have missed your posts and then I see you are closed for Summer.
Have a lovely break, sweet friend.
You must be getting so excited as the wedding is getting closer.
I love the photo of your Son and his fiancee.

Happy weekend

At 7:08 AM, Blogger Relyn said...

Oh, I missed saying how very happy I am for you! YAY!!! Can't wait to see your pictures.

At 7:59 PM, Blogger Angela Gentile said...

Nice blog. Enjoy your positive outlook. I guess you're in Asia right now? When you have a chance, check out my blog - Would like to add you to my list, but I can't see how I can do that.


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