"A man has made at least a start on discovering the meaning of human life when he plants shade trees under which he knows full well he will never sit."
D. Elton Trueblood, American author and theologian
This quote made me think about the story of the church that needed to do some major repairs on the beams of its roof. The beams were made of huge cedar timbers and lumber wasn't made that big anymore. The contractor was meeting with the church's staff to discuss the problem when the head groundskeeper happened to come into the meeting. He told the contractor that the problem was solved because the church had planted more than enough cedar trees for this exact reason when the church was built more than two hundred years before.
Now that's good planning.
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