“Don’t worry,” said Jesus. Look at the zucchini!

“Don’t worry,” said Jesus. Look at the zucchini!

One of my friends who helps on the farm each week has learning difficulties. Sometimes they help him see things that I would otherwise miss. Like how funny zucchinis are… and let’s face it, they are! Even the word “zucchini” is funny. If you check the farm harvest log, you will see that almost no one knows how to spell it.

Zucchini leaves are so big, the stalks so hairy, the flowers so yellow. Each time my friend finds a fruit hidden away in the depths of the plant, he proclaims, “Zucchini!” and laughs heartily at the ridiculousness of it all.

I don’t mean to make light of the hurdles my friend has to face, but I would love to capture something of his sense of wonder and joy. To see life for what it is: a crazy place where bulging green fruit grows under sprawling leaves, where flowers are dressed up to the nines for the sheer fun of it, and birds sing the day away without a care in the world.

One thought on ““Don’t worry,” said Jesus. Look at the zucchini!

  1. I hope you realize what a blessing you are to the church. The dedication that you show every single day is witnessed from above. Love and blessings to you and your family for as you perform these good deeds you and yours will reap the blessings. I am so happy to know you and you have lifted me in ways you don’t know. Those that help us that seem less fortunate usually have lessons to teach us. Thank you for sharing you life with your friends and Cedar Ridge.

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