Good Evening, God!
A dear friend emailed me to say that no-weeding farming might work, but not weeding her garden would be a disaster. And, I have to say that I definitely pull weeds daring to grow in my garden pots.
But, I love the principle of it. Or should I saw that I am struggling to truly understand the principle. Hmm. I think it was St. Paul that said “Overcome evil with good.” That was pretty much Mr. Fukuoka‘s plan. When he started weeds were a problem and he cut them down. He did not poison them, or even uproot them. He just cut them down. Then he sowed clover seeds over the ground to encourage a “good” ground cover. That and covering the plants with straw were his approaches to bringing things into balance.
And, that reminds me of probiotics. Because, surely Your principles are built into every aspect of life. To take an extreme case of a very bad bug in our biome — C.difficile — just a simple squirt of a healthy stool into the infected biome can result in healing. The wide array of bacteria, fungi, and other small nameless creatures in healthy stools were enough to take over the intestinal track and restore it to health.
Perhaps that might work for our human communities too? Oh! To raise up a crop of caring, listening people! People who encourage and strengthen. People who love and forgive and reach out to touch one another.