by Barbara Latta
This tree is standing on the battlefield in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Despite the rock wall, the seed that fell on the ground decided to grow. As it grew the rocks pushed against the roots causing the tree pain. But the tree continued to press into the soil while the trunk was pushed upward.
The tree sought no revenge against the rock wall. The oak didn't allow adversity to stop growth, or allow pain to seek revenge. Strong and tall now, the tree is using the rocks for support.
Foregoing revenge in our soul will make us a strong as an oak. All the rocks that press against us, attack us, or hurt us are best left lying on the ground.
What are your thoughts?