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Some thoughts ...
When is enough enough?
An American businessman was at the pier of a small coastal Mexican village when a small boat with just one fisherman docked. Inside the small boat were several large fin tuna. The American complimented the Mexican on the quality of his fish and asked how long it took to catch them.
The Mexican replied, ‘Only a little while.’
The American then asked why he didn’t stay longer and catch more fish.
The Mexican said he had enough to support his family’s immediate need.
The American then asked, ‘But what do you do with the rest of your time?’
The Mexican fisherman said, ‘I sleep late, fish a little, play with my children, take a siesta with my wife, Maria, stroll into the village each evening where I sip wine and play guitar with my amigos. I have a full and busy life, senor.’
The American scoffed, ‘I am a Harvard MBA and I could help you. You should spend more time fishing and with the proceeds buy a bigger boat. With the proceeds from the bigger boat you could buy several boats, eventually you would have a fleet of fishing boats. Instead of selling your catch to a middleman you would sell directly to the processor, eventually opening your own cannery. You would control the product, processing and distribution. You would need to leave this small coastal fishing village and move to Mexico City, then LA and eventually NYC where you will run your expanding enterprise.’
The Mexican fisherman asked, ‘But senor, how long will this take?’ To which the American replied, ’15 – 20 years.’‘But what then, senor?’
The American laughed and said, ‘That’s the best part. When the time is right you would you’re your company stock to the public and become very rich. You would make millions.’
‘Millions, senor? And then what?’
‘Then you would retire. Move to a small fishing village where you would sleep late, fish a little, play you’re your kids, take a siesta with your wife, and stroll to the village in the evenings where you could sip wine and you’re your guitar you’re your amigos.’
‘Why wait 20 years, senor?’ the fisherman asked with a smile.
‘Godliness with contentment is great gain.’ 1 Timothy 6.
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Looking ahead ...
Harvest Thanksgiving Sunday October 1st
Vestry Meeting Tuesday October 3rd
Enjoy the summer!
Dates for your diary
3rd Thursday 10.30am Holy Communion at St. John’s.
6th The Transfiguration of the Lord 10.30am Holy Communion at St. John’s.
10th Thursday 10.30am Holy Communion at St. John’s.
13th Pentecost 9 10.30am Holy Communion at St. John’s. 6.30pm Songs of Praise.
17th Thursday 10.30am Holy Communion at St. John’s.
20th Pentecost 10 10.30am Holy Communion at St. John’s.
24th Thursday 10.30am Holy Communion at St. John’s.
27th Thursday 10.30am Holy Communion at St. John’s.
31st Pentecost 11 10.30am Holy Communion at St. John’s.
Newtonmore Homegroup – Tuesday 2.30 – 4pm Meadowbank, Newtonmore
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