So Timothy also needed a mentor once.
Paul was just in town and took him under
his wing, this stellar young man with
great ambitions and even greater promises.
Paul tells the young man about three
professions and how they take our all:
the challenges of the soldier, of the athlete,
and of the farmer are all the same in that these
workers desire reaping the fruit but
need to work, work hard for every drop.
And as any good mentor would assure:
this is normal! In any profession and for any
purpose, hard work is the foundation! Only
this way you achieve your goal, reach your
season of harvest! Work is the investment we
make! But then, as any spiritual person would,
Paul also reminded Timothy: while your fight
is real, and our investment a great, great
benefit for the world, someone already did it
for you, for all of us.
Yes, our fight is real, but we always have someone
to lean on when things get tough. And that
shoulder is tougher. Tough as steel and as
soft as the sands on our shores.
And it’s always there.