Went biking with some friends the other day and we found ourselves surrounded by a prairie filled with a variety of wildflowers, grasses, a deer and a few chipmunks. I commented the beauty of the orange and yellow flowers sprinkled throughout the tall grasses. But my friend said, well those are just weeds.
Why do we call something so beautiful a weed?
Is it only because man has judged that they are not worthy of our manicured landscaping? Or that they are less worthy than any other plant? How often are people classified as ‘weeds’…less worthy, or worse yet, even unworthy of love or compassion. Homeless, widow, handicap, poverty, addicted, race, geography, beliefs…all these, and more, are used to label and create distance between people.
God does not create ‘weeds’, just flowers.
We need to see people through the eyes of their beloved, through the eyes of our God… each person as beautiful, created in His image.