When I was in third grade we did the bean plants experiment. Who did this? Do you remember? I do. I got so into it. We were given two bean seeds. We took these seeds and planted them in big coffee tins in class, and then we were told to take them home and let them grow. We were told to treat one with love and to neglect the other, so that we could see the difference in the outcome of these two methods.

So I took my planted bean seeds home and began my lesson in nurture compared to neglect. I put one in a sunny place and one in a dark and dusty place in our home. The one I loved I watered everyday, spent time with, played music for and sang too. The one I was neglecting I yelled at and told it that it was stupid. I never spent any time with it, and I watered it only once in a while if I remembered.

Well of course we all know what happened. The one that I loved flourished, and the one that I neglected died. This was my third grade lesson, and I have never forgot it.


Copyright ©2008 JANE À PARIS



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Life lessons. The reality of how it works. Love compared to neglect.

Proverbs 7:18
Come, let’s drink deep of love till morning;
let’s enjoy ourselves with love!

Corinthians 13:6
Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.

Proverbs 10:12
Hatred stirs up dissension,
but love covers over all wrongs.

Proverbs 8:17
I love those who love me,
and those who seek me find me.

1 Corinthians 4:21
What do you prefer? Shall I come to you with a whip, or in love and with a gentle spirit?

1 Corinthians 13:3
If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing.

1 Corinthians 13:13
And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

(New International Version)
Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society

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