Paying Forward

mango tree

Once, a neighbor was watching an elderly 70 years old man planting a seed of a mango tree. Curious, as he knows that the tree will take years to grow before it can bear fruit, he asked,”Old man, why are you planting the tree for? I don’t think you would be able to enjoy the fruits.”

The old man looked at him, smiled and replied, “Young man, throughout my life, I have been eating mangoes grown by other people. It’s time I do my part.”

In spite of what the “what’s in it for me?” culture think or do, let’s find a way to start planting seeds that would benefit our future children or grandchildren. We must believe that in one way or another, our life are connected.

The saying goes, “we reap what we sow.” But there are times when what we reap is not what we planted but we keep on planting good seeds that will benefit our loved ones. We sow what we want to reap.

As the Lord Jesus Christ said through the Apostle Paul, “It is more blessed to give than to receive.” We give or sow cheerfully.


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