Blue-Eyed Grass, Part 2


Looking closely at a blue-eyed grass flower, you notice how complex it is: inward from the outer three leaves with their notches is the light blue or violet flower-like part, then comes the deep purple, and finally the three yellow stamen. All this for a flower that’s only about one-half inch across. While it can grow taller, those I most often see are less than six inches. That’s a lot for a flower that’s often inconspicuous.

The first essay about blue-eyed grass discussed people some might consider as weeds in their world – those who were unwanted and disdained. Today let’s look at other blue-eyed grasses who are simply so small and inconspicuous that most people simply don’t notice them. Can those really be that complex?

They used to be called wallflowers or mousey, and if you were one, you knew it. You weren’t popular and had few, if any real friends. Those people still live around us today. We see them everywhere we go. They don’t display any noticeable talent, aren’t too attractive, certainly aren’t the life of the party. Possibly very nice if we got to know them, they are quiet, probably shy, may have a bad self-image.

The problem turns out that we don’t get to know them. We don’t go over and talk with them, unless we run out of others we’d rather talk with. We don’t invite them to join our conversations with our friends. No wonder they feel left out.

These are the blue-eyed grasses we must consider today. They may have great abilities no one recognizes. At least no one we know recognizes. God sees hidden virtues in these people that we’ve closed our eyes to. They deserve our care and concern as much as our other friends. Possibly they can help us find just the answer we need to solve a problem, if we’d only talk with them.

1 Corinthians 1:27: God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong.

Let’s recognize the capabilities those hidden-away people have and use them. Encourage them to join your group. They are as complex as you are, not some mousey little person who deserves to be unnoticed. Jesus died for them also.

Suddenly I’m seeing a whole lot more to blue-eyed grass.