Why Anemone Is Like An Enemy

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For many years now, each time I see this flower I would pull them out but can never seem to get rid of them. Its not even that I hate them, but it’s only because they never stay in one place, the spread so much and have at this point taken over most of the garden. This plant reminds me of a certain parable in the Bible.

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The Parable Of The Wheat And The Tares:

 Another parable He put forth to them, saying: “The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field; 25 but while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat and went his way.26 But when the grain had sprouted and produced a crop, then the tares also appeared. 27 So the servants of the owner came and said to him, ‘Sir, did you not sow good seed in your field? How then does it have tares?’ 28 He said to them, ‘An enemy has done this.’ The servants said to him, ‘Do you want us then to go and gather them up?’ 29 But he said, ‘No, lest while you gather up the tares you also uproot the wheat with them. 30 Let both grow together until the harvest, and at the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, “First gather together the tares and bind them in bundles to burn them, but gather the wheat into my barn.” Matthew 13:24-30

Such wisdom we can find in the Bible, because at this point the anemone is covering such a large section of the garden, that I have to be very careful not to pull up other plants when I’m pulling them out.

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