For every pebble, there is a ripple.
For every action, there is a reaction.
For every effort, there is a result.
For every choice, there is a consequence.
The question becomes, “What is Truth?”
In the simplest of terms, “The seed planted yields a harvest in kind.”
Judgment of Others
Don’t do it. Those who do will receive the same. What is given is received. The caveat, though, is not to waste what is precious on an individual who is content with filth. Goodness is not appreciated by those wallowing in a rut. They will attack anything and everyone representative of a better way.
Persistence is the secret. To do is to ASK. Ask to receive — Seek to find — Knock to have the door of opportunity swing wide open. Children know to ask for what they want and need. Parents joyfully respond with good gifts to those requests. Older kids can do the same.
The Golden Rule
“Do to others whatever you would like them to do to you.”
No pain — No gain. Easy is hard — Hard is easy. Follow the crowd and complain about the destination — or, lead the way and discover new frontiers.
Trees and Fruit
As the twig is bent, so the tree grows. Eventually, though, mature trees are known by what they produce. Good trees produce good fruit. Worthless trees produce nothing. In the same way that trees display their value, people express their worth by what they do. Actions trump words.
Talk is cheap. Only those who do the homework assignments pass the exams. Education is the enlightenment to know what to do. Experience is the empowerment to do the right thing. The combination of the two is an encouragement to learn by doing and to have fun learning.
Storms will come. Those who listen and do are the equivalent of a home built on a rock. Those who hear and reject are the equivalent of a tent pitched on the sand. Rock vs. Sand — it’s obvious which will stand.
Truth is everywhere. It begs and pleads to be discovered. On bended knee, it offers rewards to those who will listen and receive. The journey is not one of passivity — it is one of active engagement. This courtship requires a, daily, best effort experience in the arena of life to gain an education from the consequences of our choices.