An 80-year-old man was planting a peach tree when his neighbor asked him, “Do you expect to eat peaches from that tree?”
The elderly gentleman rested on his spade and answered, “No. At my age I probably won’t. But all my life I’ve enjoyed peaches—never from a tree I planted myself. I wouldn’t have had peaches if other men hadn’t done what I’m doing now. I’m just trying to pay back the other fellows who planted trees for me.”
Those who take a “what’s in it for me” attitude short-change themselves and everyone else too. It’s far better to recognize that mankind forms a single family, with God as its Father.
Every generous act of giving, with every perfect gift, is from…the Father of light. (James 1:17)
Thank You, Lord, for the opportunity to positively impact future generations.