Only God knows the effects of our good deeds

A Scottish farmer named Fleming once pulled a terrified boy out of a bog. The next day the boy’s aristocrat father arrived at Fleming’s humble cottage to reward him. But Fleming wouldn’t accept any payment except the offer of help with his own son’s education. Eventually the younger Fleming graduated from St. Mary’s Hospital Medical School and went on to become Sir Alexander Fleming, the man who discovered penicillin. Years later, that same boy, whom old Farmer Fleming had rescued from the bog, was stricken with pneumonia; his life, this time, was saved by the penicillin that the younger Fleming had discovered. The name of that man was Winston Churchill.
Only God knows the effects of our good deeds. ‘Do good…without seeking any reward,’ Jesus said. ‘And your reward shall be great.’

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