Nature speaks volumes when you dig in.
The forsythia needed a haircut since many stray shoots were in the air. Talking with neighbors, they prefer shaped and pretty.
Cutting and reshaping feels good but in some ways, but I don’t always like taming nature. Jungles and reserves have such beauty.
In Genesis 2 paraphrased, “God planted a garden and put man HE formed with trees pleasing to the eye and good for food (vs 8-9) Then God put him in the garden to work it and take care of it (vs 15).”
John 15 is often where my mind travels with pruning but this time thoughts of responsibility came. How we are to take what God puts before us and care for it for Him. Not just for our neighbors or our own statisfaction and purposes.
One to ponder a bit more for me.