Friday, March 27, 2009

The Fruit of Obedience - Motivational Story

Once a little boy came to an old monk and begged him to take him as his disciple. The old monk agreed and let him stay in his monastery.

The next day early in the morning the old monk woke up the young boy and after his ablutions took him to the garden.

Planting a seed in the garden, the old monk showed the boy how to water it.

“When will it bear fruit?” asked the boy.

“Be patient,” said the old monk.

And the boy did as told for three years, walking two miles to fetch water for the plant.
In the third year it bore fruit.

“Now taste the fruit of obedience,” said the monk, allowing the boy to pluck a fruit from the tree.