A king was riding with his army, when he noticed an old man planting a small tree.
He found this very strange, since the tree would take too long to grow and, when it could bear fruit, the old man would no longer be around to eat its fruit.
So the king asked the old gardener why he insisted on such a useless task. To which the man replied:
— I am glad to sow, even if I am not the one to reap. Aren’t we taking advantage today of the trees that were planted many years ago? Sowing is what matters. Not reaping.
The king considered the old man’s actions wise and, moved, handed him a bag with many gold coins as a reward for the gardener’s wisdom.
And he thanked him as following:
— See how things are? I have barely just planted this tree and I am already reaping valuable fruit.
“Sowing is optional, but reaping is mandatory. Therefore, be careful what you sow. ”
Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith. Galatians 6.10