Wisdom across the nations tells the same truth
The Irish say, “If you do not sow in the Spring,
You will not reap in the autumn.”
Other cultures teach the story
of the busy ant working hard to prepare,
and the grasshopper who just wants to play his music.
Other wisdom from the Bible says, “train the young
In the way they should go; even when old,
They will not swerve from it.”
I see the same wisdom in all three of these
Do not wait until the fruits are showing (or not)
Before deciding to put forth the guiding effort.
By Nancy Ann Smith