Posted by Bro. Manoj Pillai (India)
I would love to call trees the “Well Wishers” of our environment. Trees play a significant role in reducing erosion and moderating the climate. If you really know how to listen to the trees you will learn this truth “the life of a tree is a symbol of generosity”. Have you ever heard any tree saying “I have done so much but I have not received anything in return”? Trees never complain nor get disappointed rather they keep on doing their good-n-noble works throughout their life. Looking at the trees around us, let us examine our life; do we have this quality of generosity in our life? Or are we always only expecting to receive something from others? Do we get disappointed when our expectations are not fulfilled? Many times we get ready to help others with an expectation to receive something in return. Sometimes we even change our decisions, when we sense the failure of our expectations. I would like to urge all my readers, to have a "heart to give" rather than a "mind to receive”. Always remember what the Lord has said “It is more blessed to give than to receive” [Acts 20:35].