The spring has arrived and you might notice that the grounds at Christ the King are covered with the radiant yellow glow of dandelions. Though these pesky, unwanted weeds make our lawn look not-so-nice, the truth is...we still have a responsibility to care for them.
Did you know that dandelions provide nectar and pollen for bees? Though dandelions are not considered a first food for bees, the presence of dandelions can still lead to diverse populations of bees in the area. Why are bees so important? Because as pollinators they are responsible for the fertilization of plants which then produce our food. Without diverse populations of bees, and other pollinators, we as humans wouldn't have access to fresh grown foods.
So...though the dandelions on our property may seem unsightly, not treating them with harmful weed killers is an act of creation care that we as a congregation are called to.