“Abraham’s Continuing Journey” in The Collected Sermons of William Sloan Coffin: The Riverside Years, vol. 1

Coffin, William Sloane

Westminster John Knox, 2008

p. 215

“Yesterday I heard of a man who took great pride in his lawn, but he found himself with a large crop of dandelions. He tried every method he knew to get rid of them; still they plagued him. Finally he wrote to the Department of Agriculture. After listing all the things he had tried, he closed with the question, ‘What shall I do now?’ In due course came the reply, ‘We suggest you learn to love them.’”