In Genesis 1:30, God says He has given every green plant for food to all the life that He made. I had to go look it up; I just brought home another huge bag of green stuff from the crop share I joined for the first time this year.
I had not previously thought that my diet was all that limited because I eat more types of vegetables than the rest of my family. But this has stretched my boundaries considerably! I have discovered that I don’t know much at all about ‘all the green plants’ God has given for food. And some of them look suspiciously like the weeds in my yard. Some smell like a stink bug…googling has resulted in my theory that those particular leaves are cilantro and I don’t know if I can bring myself to use them.
As I sorted through my piles of harvest, it occurred to me that I do this a lot with people….pile ’em up in heaps of familiarity or strangeness and put the unfamiliar ones in a holding pattern to deal with later….often later means ‘didn’t happen’ and I end up discarding a slime pile or waving at a neighbor for years without actually connecting. (Maybe I should walk across the road with a bag of lettuce.)
It occurred to me also that I disregard the vast majority of what God has blessed me with, simply because I would have to trust Him to give me wisdom to deal with it.