"Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree." - Martin Luther
It has felt as if the world has indeed gone to pieces these last months. I see this quote now and whisper with a little shame, "Did I plant my apple tree anyway?" I wonder if amid the anxiety and isolation, was I using my gifts? Did I instead freeze into immobility or throw my hands up in frustration and let go of what I knew I could still do? Perhaps times such as these last months offer our greatest
chance to learn something about ourselves. Considering the state of our apple trees could reveal a telling portrait of who we are when the only audience to notice what we are doing is ourselves.