Sunday, July 13, 2014

NEVER BE TIRED OF DOING GOOD

 
This is a real life story of a famous Scottish scientist called Sir Alexander Flemming [1881-1955] who discovered Penicillin. (a cure for bacteria infections)
His name was Fleming, and he was a poor Scottish farmer. One day, while trying to make a living for his family, he heard a cry for help coming from a nearby bog. He dropped his tools and ran to the bog. There, mired to his waist in black muck, was a terrified boy, screaming and struggling to free himself. Farmer
Fleming saved the lad from what could have been a slow and terrifying death.

The next day, a fancy carriage pulled up to the Scotsman's sparse surroundings. An elegantly dressed
nobleman stepped out and introduced himself as the father of the boy Farmer Fleming had saved. 'I want to repay you,' said the nobleman. 'You saved my son's life.' 'No, I can't accept payment for what I did,' the Scottish farmer replied waving off the offer. At that moment, the farmer's own son came to the door of
the family hovel. 'Is that your son?' the nobleman asked. 'Yes,' the farmer replied proudly. 'I'll make you a deal. Let me provide him with the level of education my own son will enjoy If the lad is anything like his father, he'll no doubt grow to be a man we both will be proud of.'

And that's what he did. Farmer Flemming's son attended the very best schools and in time, graduated from St. Mary's Hospital Medical School in London, and went on to become known throughout the world as the noted Sir Alexander Fleming, the discoverer of Penicillin.Years afterward, the same nobleman's son who was saved from the bog was stricken with pneumonia. What saved his life this time?
Penicillin.
The name of the nobleman was Lord Randolph Churchill.. His son's name was Sir Winston Churchill.

REFLECTION:
Someone once said:
Never get tired of doing little good things for others. Sometimes, those little things occupy the biggest part of their hearts.”
Galatians 6:9 says:
"Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up"

See also → What goes around, always comes around


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