Cutting the Grass Again


It’s that time of year when the grass just grows and grows.  Crazy thing is for me, I have 2 lawn mowers, but both of them are broken! Since I have not wanted to pull the trigger as of yet on a new mower, I have to keep calling my lawn guy to come and cut down the jungle once a week.  New growth keeps coming no matter what.

We are not like grass.  We do not grow without a decision to do so.  The grass receives water from the clouds, sunlight from a far off star, and the occasional fertilizer from yours truly, but it still never makes a decision to grow. It just does. You and I have to decide to grow, or we can find ourselves years later at the same stage of ignorance we are at now.

Faith needs to grow.  Faith is not meant to be received once and then never cultivated.  Faith needs to flourish.  But, this never happens when we choose not to feed it.  As good stewards of this faith we have received, we are called to grow in understanding and belief. Yes, the faith of a mustard seed can grow into something quite extraordinary.  But without us cultivating it, a mustard seed is really nothing much at all.

What are you doing to grow your faith this day, this week, and this Summer?

This entry was posted in Discipleship, Faith, Spirituality, Stewardship and tagged , , by Tracy Earl Welliver. Bookmark the permalink.

About Tracy Earl Welliver

Tracy Earl Welliver is the Director of Parish Community and Engagement for LPi and an active member of Saint Pius X Catholic Church in Greensboro, North Carolina, where he previously served as Pastoral Associate for 22 years. Saint Pius X received the Archbishop Murphy Award in 2009 from the ICSC. Tracy is a writer, speaker, and teacher in the areas of stewardship, engagement, catechesis, and strengths theory, and has worked with Catholic communities throughout the US, Australia, and New Zealand. You can read Tracy’s Everyday Stewardship column in LPi’s CONNECT!, a bimonthly lectionary-based liturgy preparation publication. His writing can also be read on his Nutshell Blog, The Main Thing Blog, and in contributions to Catholic TechTalk. He also serves on the faculty for the ICSC Stewardship Institutes. Tracy has theology degrees from DeSales University and Duke Divinity School. He has been married 23 years and he and his wife, Mariann, have 3 children.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s