Using All of Our Strength

A timeless story begins with a father and son working in their garden.The young boy struggles to remove a large stump of a tree that was blocking him from planting.

Working nearby, the father saw his son hacking furiously at the stump, and not succeeding.

He approached his son and asked: “What’s wrong son? You seem troubled.”

The son replied:  “I am working so hard to clear this stump.  I am getting nowhere.”

The father said:  “My son, why don’t you use all of your strength?”

“I am!” the son replied.

The father said: “Don’t you realize that my strength is also your strength?  Let us do this together.”

They tackled the stump with their joined strength and the path was cleared.

using all of our strength
A son learns a valuable lesson about using all of his strength.
About the Author
Seth Eisenberg is President of Purpose Built Families Foundation, a former At-Large chair of the National Writers Union, elected labor leader, and pro-Israel activist. He can be reached via LinkedIn at
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