The Gardening Animal
Stephen White of Catholic University reflects on the parallel between keeping a garden and Lenten penances:
“In all of this, the garden is more than an allegory for harmony with our Creator and his creation. Gardening is, or can be, a moral enterprise. A gardener requires knowledge of different plants, the soil, the sun and wind, the rain and weather. If he wishes to order his garden so that it is more beautiful, he must use that knowledge to work with nature, not against it.”
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