“The Lord will not himself plough our grounds, sow our grain, and reap it when it is ripe….
“Then let us go forth in faith and plant seed in the ground, and cultivate mother earth and pray over the earth and over our crops and over all we possess, and the curse will be removed, and God will restore geniality to the atmosphere and fertility to the soil.”
Oct. 6, 1862
If God gave us the Garden of Eden, we’d spray it with Roundup and plant blue grass.
I jest, … sort of. How many Latter-day Saints have sprayed those pesky dandelions in their lawn with poison on a Saturday morning, and then Saturday night went out to a fancy restaurant and ate a salad made from dandelion greens? So, I speak lightly only of the part that isn’t true.
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