The confinement in our homes is forcing millions to stop abruptly, cancel all our plans, and take time to look in the mirror.
No roots, no fruit. What is vital in a tree is what is not seen… In our case, humans (as far as giraffes are concerned, I am not too sure…), it’s intimacy with God!
I have a banana tree in my studio.
(normal for a comic book workshop)!
Each time I transplant it into a bigger pot, it grows until its roots finish taking over the new area of soil.
(Aaaarg… STOP! Stop growing!)
NO ROOTS, NO FRUIT
What is vital in a tree is what is not seen… In our case, humans (as far as giraffes are concerned, I am not too sure…), it’s intimacy with God!
The more you extend your daily quality time with him (not just: ‘I pray when my wife is driving’ or ‘while I am brushing my teeth’... The more you will grow… And the more bananas you will have in your life (and bananas … they’re so good!)!
Today I am walking in the forest once again…
My path always goes through there (Oh that it had done a sudden runner to the Bahamas during the night…)!
The morning, in perfect complicity with the dew, coats the sides of the path with a glistening sparkle!
I ask God for nothing… other than to be closer to Him… ‘All fullness dwells in Jesus’, Colossians 1:19 (a passage in the Bible). Piece of advice for a ‘smart perspective’: if you have Jesus, you have everything!!
Suddenly on my path I see something amazing: thick, visible roots…
…that perks me up and I get a ‘banana’ smile!
P.S. I have planted lots of baobabs (that’s one of the biggest trees in the world!) all over my studio, but I no longer know where…Well, they are really tiny seeds…Oh dear! I have a hunch that they also have something to say to me…
…With all these plants with the gift of the gab surrounding me while I make comic books, there is a cacophony!