Originally posted on Proverbial Thought:
“He that gathereth in summer is a wise son: but he that sleepeth in harvest is a son that causeth shame.”
Many have heard of Aesop’s fable about an ant and a grasshopper. The grasshopper spends the summer having fun and not working. (My wife and I can understand that, as we both currently work in schools with summers off!) The ant works hard all summer saving up food for the winter months. When winter comes, the grasshopper is starving while the ant is thriving. Some versions show the message of grace by having the ant share some of its food with the grasshopper. (Darker versions only have the ant rebuking the grasshopper … who dies.)
The moral is that idleness and laziness can lead to ruin, but hard work pays off for tomorrow.
One of the problems of the so-called…
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