godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought
nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry
nothing out. And having food and raiment let us be
A wealthy man spent his days fishing in the lake near
his mansion. Every day, on the same lake, he saw a poor
man who lived in a rickety shack. The poor man fished
with a stick and some string. He sat only an hour or so,
rarely catching more than two fish, then went home.
The years passed, and frustrated from too much thinking,
the rich man approached the poor man. "Please excuse me,
but we've seen each other fishing here for years, and
I'm curious. You sit here every day catching only a few
fish and then heading home. I couldn't help but wonder
why you don't stay longer."
"You see, if you just stayed one or two hours more each
day, you could sell your extra fish in town. You could
get enough money for a better fishing rod, then catch
more fish. You could eventually get a boat and a net.
Then with even more fish, you could hire another man and
another boat. Soon you would not even have to be on the
boats all day because you would have a huge company
earning a lot of money. Then, you could easily spend
your days fishing alone, for only as long as you would
like, doing what you want with no worries."
"But sir, I don't understand," said the poor man,
"that's what I do now."
(Author Unknown To Me)
May you be content with the life God has given you, to
live the richest life of all.