Finding their father’s treasure

There’s an old story about a hard-working farmer who had lazy sons. On his deathbed he told them that they would find his treasure if they were to dig in a certain field. As soon as the old man was dead, the sons hurried to the field and dug it up but found no gold. But then they thought that, since the land had been prepared, they might as well sow a crop, which they did and it produced a fine yield. It then occurred to them that the buried gold might be in another field, so they dug that up, with the same result. After several years of doing this they became accustomed to hard work and began to enjoy the fruits of it. It was then that they realised that they had actually discovered where their father’s treasure really was.
The Bible puts it this way:‘There is nothing better for people than to be happy in their work. That is why we are here.’

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