Monday, August 24, 2015

Reap What You Sow

Fall is coming and so are the colorful autumn leaves, football, and yummy pumpkin spice lattes. Fall is also the time of reaping what was planted back in early spring. Soon, we will see the roadside farmer's stands with apples, corn, gourds and pumpkins. We will delight in the crisp morning air and the coming of a fire in the fireplace and cozy sweaters. 
As we prepare for the changing season and begin to reap the bounty, I have been reminded you can only reap what you sow. It's so simple, really. If you sow nothing, you get nothing. Any farmer knows that If you plant beets you cannot expect corn and if you plant carrots you will never, ever get apples. It is a basic law of life. You reap what you sow.
From a relational view it works the same. We get what we give.  Friendships don't