The pattern of this walkway caught my attention and reminded me of the story in Matthew 13 of the farmer scattering seed.  We often feel like we are doing just the same here in the city, and this photo is a good illustration of what we experience.  Some of the connections we form are like cement–there is no response.  But others are like the little patches of grass in the photo, and we see the thrilling signs of new life and growth.  Please keep praying for “new patches of grass” as we connect with people here!!