What Taste Do You Leave In Other Peoples’ Mouths?


There was an old man who was admitted in a hospital. A certain young man would visit him every day, and sat with him for more than an hour. He would helped him to eat his food and walk him to the bathroom to take his shower.

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After taking a bath, the young man would take the sick old man to the garden of within the hospital premises for a routine fitness walk. He would eventually bring him back to his room and help him to lie down. He would then go his way after reassuring himself that the old man was now ok.

One day a nurse entered the old man’s room to give him medicine and inspect his condition. She said to him: “May the Lord be always gracious to your kind-hearted and caring son. Every day he visits you and shows great care”.

The old man looked at the nurse and closed his eyes, saying to her:

“I wish he was one of my children, but he is not. He is just an orphan from the neighbourhood where I live. I met him one day in the past crying at the door of a church after his father had died. I comforted him and bought a candy cake for him. I never saw him nor talked to him again for a very long time”.

“When he grew up, he then discovered where my wife and I were living. He just started visiting us every day to inspect on our conditions. When I later fell sick, he took my old wife to his home. He now comes to the hospital to see to check on my treatment every day. One day I asked him: ‘My son why do you have to burden yourself with us with all this deep care?’ He simply smiled and answered me saying: ‘The taste of the candy cake is still in my mouth’”.

Moral of the Story:
Plant well in your hey days. Later on in life, God will not forget your beautiful deeds. A beautiful deed will only be harvested by those who planted it, no matter how long it takes. 

“Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your bosom. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you” – Luke 6:37-38.

“Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows” – Galatians 6:7.

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Those who plant good will reap good; and those who sow hate and discord will certainly reap their appropriate harvest. 

May God help us to care for others in whatever position we find ourselves.

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