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The Plough

“Jesus replied: No one who puts his hand on the plow and looks back is fit for

the service in the Kingdom of God.”

(Luke, 9: 62)

Here we see Jesus using one of the most beautiful symbols in the construction of the Divine Kingdom.

            Without a doubt if the Master had desired, He would have created other images. He could have implied the laws of the world, to social obligations, to the Texts of the Prophecy; however He preferred to formulate the teachings on simpler basis.

            The plough is the universal tool. It is heavy; it requires effort and cooperation among men and machine. It provokes sweat and caution, and above all, it turns the land for greater production. As it proceeds it prepares a cradle for the seedlings and the soil relinquishes so that the rain, the sun and the fertilizers are conveniently applied.

            It is necessary therefore, that the sincere disciple takes lessons from the Divine Cultivator by embracing the plough of responsibility through and edifying struggle, without letting go. In this manner, thus avoiding a detriment to “hus own soil.”

            Let us meditate over the lost opportunities, from the merciful rains that have fallen upon us and have been lost without being advantageous to our spirits; of the loving sun that has been vivifying us for many millenniums of the precious fertilizer that we have rejected by prepfering lazy inactivity and indifference.

            Let us examine all of these and reflect on the symbol used by Jesus.

            A plough promises service discipline, affliction and exhaustion; nevertheless, we should not forget that afterwards, the harvest and the crops will place bread on the table, as well as fill the cellars.

Emmanuel From the book Our daily bread

Received in the city of Pedro Leopoldo – Brazil, February 22, 1950

Translated by Jussara Korngold and Maria Levinson

 

~ March 2011 ~

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