Rogation Sunday and The Giving Garden
by Kathy Mockett, Lead Giving Garden Shepherd
I need some helpers up here with me on the steps. I have 7 bags that need to be opened. But here’s the hard part. You need to be patient and wait till I talk to the big kids first, then we can open the bags.
In the Gospel reading Jesus appoints his disciples to go and bear fruit, fruit that will last. To bear fruit that will last could mean to bear children, or, using the fruits of your love to help your neighbor who may not have enough to eat, or, thinking about today, Rogation Sunday, it could mean to be God’s stewards of this Earth to make sure that the plants we plant today and the fruit we harvest this summer, will also provide seeds for us so we can plant more plants the following year. Let’s keep this thought in mind for a few minutes.
Kate asked me to give a little history of The Giving Garden and how it started.