Seth Eisenberg
Life, Liberty & Pursuit of Happiness for All

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/CEO of Purpose Built Families Foundation. Purpose Built Families is a nationally accredited, American nonprofit that advances its mission through evidence-based services to strengthen families as a foundation of resilient homes, neighborhoods and communities. Eisenberg is a former member of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations.
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