5 thoughts on “Paying it forward

  1. I am in love with this photo, how the light is internalized and reflected from the rocks. Did you take it? The poem is the perfect accompaniment. How different the world would be if so-called Christians actually behaved like Christ. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you Joan. Yes, I took the picture. I couldn’t resist the trick of sunlight on the cross. I’m not sure I did justice to the story behind this poem. I had just been listening to the story of a leading figure who spoke of how he couldn’t afford to go to law school because there was no income. He made a deal with the local supermarket owner who agreed to supply his family with groceries every month and they would talk about repayment when this young man had completed his studies. When the young man completed his studies, he went back to his benefactor to talk about settling his debt.His benefactor said: “No need to pay me back – just do as I’ve done for you” Needless to say, so many years later, taking up one of the highest offices in the land, he shed a tear in recalling this tale of kindness. And when we think of all the current conflicts in the world, the beneficiary was Christian and the benefactor was Muslim πŸ™‚

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