When my son and grandson came to visit, my dad (Pappaw) decided they needed to plant some beans together in the garden.
I couldn’t help thinking about the laws of reciprocity and how we do reap what we so. In Appalachian speak, “If you plant beans, you don’t get taters. If you plant taters, you don’t get maters. You reap what you sew.”
Men, please remember that your sons and grandsons are watching you and following your cues about how to be a man. And your daughters will love you and try to find a man like you to marry. Are you the man you want your son to become? Are you the man you want for a son-in-law?
Women, are you teaching your daughters that a beautiful spirit is more important than physical beauty of the things she puts on? Are you teaching her to sexualize herself to draw attention from men? Is she going to grow up to be a good mother and wife? If she imitates you, will she be the wife you would want for your son?
Galatians 6:7 – 9 says:
7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
8 For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.
9 And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.