There are people who will drop a quarter into an expired meter and walk away—content in their anonymity.
There are people who sow their fields with more grain than they shall ever need—content to leave the remainder for the poor to glean.
Then there are those who would not lend a quarter, lest it be needed at some future time. As well there are those who store grain till it rots, in case of personal misfortune.
This week, we shall read a passage from the book of Jeremiah (Ch. 17): “Cursed is the man that trusts in man…, whose heart departs from the Lord…For he shall not see when good comes…”
Then later: “…Blessed be the man that trusts in the Lord, And whose trust the Lord is. For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, that spreads its roots by the river, he shall not fear when heat comes…nor shall he worry in a year of drought.”
The road to fortune may not be paved with faith, but there can be no enjoyment of fortune without it. We would not be able to depart with a dollar, unless we could trust that another and another will come to buy the bread and shelter that we need.
God made it so that all fruit will eventually rot, so if you can, leave some on the tree for others. Have faith there’ll be more.