Monkey Grass Wins

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My wife is a gardener, and this morning she enlisted me to uproot a patch of monkey grass. Its roots are tenacious, intertwined, mutually nourishing. Even a small section remaining below sight, deep in the earth, will in time regenerate itself.

In any kind of resistance, especially one on behalf of a tradition, the singular virtue is patience, the strategy roots. They go deep by solidarity, the passing on of teaching, forbearance. These depend on its members themselves, by God’s grace, and not on others’ decisions or on historical twists and turns. Learn from the root systems in your front yard - its lesson is simpler and more challenging than we like to admit.