Or we may be putting down roots of discord, materialism, self-righteousness, selfishness, hopelessness, despair, fear and discontent.
We all have some of both worthwhile and destructive options in the actions we take and actions we eschew, how we spend our money, how we earn our money, how we spend our time, who we spend our time with, what thoughts we stir around in our heads and what thoughts we introduce and pursue in our heads.
St. Paul wrote, I pray that Christ will live in your hearts because of your faith. I pray that your life will be strong in love and be built on love.* We choose each day, many times each day, to embrace our fears and our ideas of what is in our own self-interest, or we turn our face toward God's love and build on love so that God's love informs all the decisions we make.
In what direction will you row today? What will you embrace today? What will you fertilized today?