Pruning: “to remove unneeded branches or limbs; to trim; to clear the undesirable”
It might be the most common metaphor of all time, but it works. In the collage above:
Image One: Our upside down Mulberry tree, appearing dead.
Image Two: Two days after intense pruning.
Image Three: One month later, we have the healthiest Mulberry tree evah!
Pruning trees works. It also works for people—if we let it.
So often, though, the “undesirable” in us doesn’t get trimmed away because when someone tells us, “You really need to change!” we respond with …