Possession Vine

Walking with Suzy in the neighborhood is always interesting. If you haven’t picked up your paper and the carrier threw it only a few feet from the curb, Suzy will pick it up and try ( I emphasize try here, she still throws like a girl despite all my lessons) to get it close to the front porch. But Suzy saves her energy and enthusiasm for possession vines. If she see it taking over one’s shrubs or ivy she attacks it with a vengeance. Swearing that if it takes a hold you can never get rid of it. I’m not quite sure what the neighbors think of my cute wife attacking weeds in their bushes, most of them hide behind their closed doors until she continues on her walk. I on the other hand try not to laugh and thank God I’m not a possession vine.

Bitterness is like possession vine to the heart. It will effectively cripple and paralyze one’s spiritual life. It is important to take lessons from Suzy and to remove it as soon as it appears. Make sure you cast it aside where it can’t take root anywhere else. When you feel the seed and roots of bitterness hit the heart take heed, and quickly become a gardener using prayer and meditation.

About the author

Webb Hubbell is the former Associate Attorney General of The United States. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller. His latest, “Light of Day” will be on the bookstands soon.

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