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Tree of life

Tree of life
Don’t judge a life by one difficult season. 
There was a man who had four sons. He wanted his
sons to learn to not judge things too quickly. So he
sent them each on a quest, in turn, to go and look
at a pear tree that was a great distance away. 
The first son went in the winter, the second in the
spring, the third in summer, and the youngest son
in the fall. 

When they had all gone and come back, he called
them together to describe what they had seen. 
The first son said that the tree was ugly, bent, and
twisted. The second son said no — it was covered
with green buds and full of promise. 
The third son disagreed, he said it was laden with
blossoms that smelled so sweet and looked so
beautiful, it was the most graceful thing he had
ever seen. 
The last son disagreed with all of them; he said it
was ripe and drooping with fruit, full of life and
The man then explained to his sons that they were
all right, because they had each seen but one
season in the tree’s life. 

He told them th…