Manitoba maple trees produce thousands of seeds every year. They fly everywhere. The seeds germinate easily. So yesterday I went out to remove them from my privet hedge at the back.

The job multiplied. When you start pulling out one “weed” you find more. As we read in Hebrews 12:1, “Therefore then, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses [who have borne testimony to the Truth], let us strip off and throw aside every encumbrance (unnecessary weight) and that sin which so readily (deftly and cleverly) clings to and entangles us, and let us run with patient endurance and steady and active persistence the appointed course of the race that is set before us” (Amplified Bible). Read more…