Since Our Lord's time we have learned a little bit about how seeds sprout.

Friday, 1/29/16

Our Lord spoke about the mystery of seeds sprouting up. “It is as if a man were to scatter seed on the land and would sleep and rise night and day, and the seed would sprout and grow he knows not how.”

Since Our Lord’s time we have learned something about how seeds sprout. Like, since 1938 scientists have been able to focus electron microscopes on stage after stage of a seed’s transformation to the plant that at the beginning was an embryo at the heart of the seed.

There are a number of distinct stages for a seed to pass through on its way to becoming a plant; and the passage from each stage to the next stage is facilitated by a catalyst known as an enzyme.  Each of these enzymes is composed of many molecules; and our scientists, with their electron microscopes, are able to show us pictures of each enzyme.

The beautiful, intricate, working of those enzymes comes to us from the mind of God. What a gardener!!!

In his “Divine Comedy” when Dante at last arrived in heaven, he was highly puzzled. Well, everything he saw there was new, yet there was something familiar in all the wonders he was looking at. When he asked the heavenly Beatrice what made the beauties of heaven somehow familiar to him, she answered:

“All things among themselves possess an order, and this order is the form that makes the universe like God.”

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