Wednesday, September 14, 2011

A Story

There once was an old Jewish man.  All he ever did in his spare time was go to the edge of the village and plant fig trees.  People would ask him, "Why are you planting fig trees? You are going to die before you can eat any of the fruit that they produce."  But he said, "I have spent so many happy hours sitting under fig trees and eating their fruit.  Those trees were planted by others. Why shouldn't I make sure that others will know the enjoyment that I have had?"
                                                           --Megan McKenna
                                                                      in Parables

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