Strawberries and the Kingdom

Notes and Prayers from life

Strawberry Nets (Eric Ravilious 1932)

Strawberries, delicious. Round, red and sweet. Very desirable to thieves

The bible mentions fruit and thieves in several places. Thieves not only steal, they damage and spoil.

“Catch the foxes for us,

Yes the little foxes!

They are ruining the vineyards

When our vineyards are in bloom”

The Bride – Song of Songs 2. 12

Foxes, even little ones are renowned for their artfulness and for the damage they wreak in the attempt to obtain what they want. In connection with red, ripe strawberries 🍓 the usual suspects are of the feathered and beaked kind.

Listen! A farmer went out to sow his seed!

As he sowed, some seed fell alongside the path and the birds came and ate it up. Other seed fell on rocky patches where there was not much soil. It sprouted quickly because the soil was shallow; but when the sun…

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