When You Reach the Top
A 30-year-old son decided to send his father to an old people’s home at the insistence of his wife. He brought the father in a car to an old people’s home that is run by a Catholic priest.
Then appeared this elderly priest, who came out to have a long chat with the old man. The son wondered and asked the priest whether he knew his father before since they were talking as though they knew each other.
The priest replied, “Yes,” and continued, “He came here 30 years back and took with him a very sick orphan boy whom everyone else had rejected for adoption. This man gave that boy home and save his life. He told us this little boy deserves better, he would dedicate his life to making him a successful young man by the time he turned 25.”
The priest continued, “I don’t know how long you have known him, but I can tell you he is a good man and I am glad to inform you that you were that sick boy he took from us.”
The young man, on hearing this, fell on his knees and begged the old man for forgiveness. The man looked at him with a sad smile and said, “Son I have forgiven you. You threw me out of my own home because of your wife. You can take the house, but know that I have removed you as the sole heir to my estate. I have willed all my properties to this home where I now belong.”
At the zenith of your success, don’t forget where you are coming from. Otherwise, you could miss your destination and lose your crown.
— Author Unknown
Meditation: But if anyone does not provide for his own, and especially for those of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever. – 1 Timothy 5:8
You will succeed in Jesus Name!