The world's farming relies on four things. A harvest is gathered into the barn because of water, earth, wind, and light. God's farming likewise relies on four things - faith, hope, love and knowledge. Faith is our earth in which we take root. Hope is the water with which we are nourished. Love is the wind by which we grow. Knowledge is the light by which we [ripen].
Gospel of Philip 79.18-30 (a Valentinian text; late second c.) trans. by DeConick
An apropos parable for this Blog co-op day.