Rain has found us and the weeds have responded by raising their hands(fronds) to the sky and shouting hallelujah! This morning I waded through a waist high congregation to get to the chosen plants who are rejoicing in their own way by giving generously. Standing tall over the whole assembly is the multi-ethnic Amen section in sunflower varieties so stunningly colorful that it is impossible not to smile.
Even their demure, slightly bowed heads cannot hide their rowdy demeanor. So as I commune with my joyful plants while passing the collection basket, I cast my eyes towards the amen section for encouragement and a BIG SMILE.