Today I’ve been at home, cleaning and fixing things, and as I was cleaning the washing machine I found something unexpected:
A clove of garlic was growing in the rubber lining of the washing machine.
It struck me that this was a kind of parable. I don’t mean that there was somekind of magical or supernatural message to be read out of it, but that it might be worth reflecting on.
A lot of the parables that we might be familiar with are about ordinary everyday things like cleaning, farming, processing food. In a sense there is nothing magical or supernatural about these things, but reflcting on them can be transformative.
When I found some garlic growing in the washing machine I was amazed that something could be alive and growing in such a place.
Have you ever come across something growing in a strange place?