Flowers for the Immaculate Conception (To mow or not to mow edition)


The rectory lawn is looking a bit seedy. My neighbor has one of those turn on a dime mowers and can do my lawn in just a few minutes and has insisted since the beginning of cutting the rectory lawn since, anyway, he’s cut this lawn for the last number of decades, just to do it. I never say a word except thank you, and maybe give him something really cool once in a while. On his own, he said that he never cuts the lawn in Winter, never January, February or March, on principle, as that just wouldn’t be right.

Meanwhile, the lawn is therefore full of little beauties for the Immaculate Conception, like this blue and white and, for Lent, also purple itsy bitsy, they all having gotten a reprieve from being cut down, at least for a while. But while we can, we honor the Immaculate Conception in whatever way we can, a flower here, a flower there. Soon, we ourselves will be cut down from this life, much sooner than later, today, tomorrow, but always sooner than later. And then we will have been happy to have given a little flower, however tiny, to the Immaculate Conception, Jesus’ good mom. How about you, today? Maybe a Hail Mary in her honor for the souls in purgatory? Hail Mary…

Just small. But this is our life, our real life, about the only thing that’s real. Amen.


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2 responses to “Flowers for the Immaculate Conception (To mow or not to mow edition)

  1. elizdelphi

    Ave Maria, gratia plena, Dominus tecum. Benedicta tu in mulieribus, et benedictus fructus ventris tui Iesu. Sancta Maria Mater Dei, ora pro nobis peccatoribus, nunc et in hora mortis nostrae. Amen.

  2. Thank you, elizdelphi. I haven’t seen the Hail Mary in Latin in a long time.

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