Symbols of fruitfulness provide clarity of God's plans
“When a sieve is shaken, the husks appear.” ~ Sirach 27:4
This passage from Sirach is the first of many symbolic references in Sunday’s readings. We will hear about a potter’s work, a flourishing palm tree, splinters, beams, good and bad fruit, to name a few. To me, the symbols remind me of my humanness. I am not perfect but I can and should work toward perfection. How timely as Ash Wednesday approaches. I can evaluate my flaws, ask for forgiveness, and ask for assistance in ridding some "husks" in preparation for Easter.