We Support Our Horticulturalists
Facing an emergency of weeds overrunning green spaces, the government dispatched a platoon of horticulturalists to fight through the thorns, cut back the weeds, and plant various plants and flowers. However, while most people supported this dirty work as necessary, a few environmentalists objected, saying that one man’s weed was another man’s native plant.
As the horticulturalists went about their work, the environmentalists organized speeches, sit-ins, and mass rallies, calling on the government to “bring our horticulturalists home.” But everywhere they went, the environmentalists were quick to say, “We support our horticulturalists.”
With the help of a willing media elite, the environmentalist message slowly took hold, and people began to say the work was too dangerous. The government had to recall the platoon, and within months, the weeds had overrun all the green spaces.
About Stan Guthrie
Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers.
Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for BreakPoint.org. He has appeared on National Public Radio's Tell Me More, WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio's New Day Florida. A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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