Three Kernels of Corn Parable
By: Author Unknown
Three young men were once given three kernels of corn
apiece by a wise old sage, who admonished them to go out
into the world, and use the corn to bring themselves good
fortune. The first young man put his three kernels of corn
into a bowl of hot broth and ate them.
The second thought, I can do better than that, and he
planted his three kernels of corn. Within a few months, he
had three stalks of corn. He took the ears of corn from the
stalks, boiled them, and had enough corn for three meals.
The third man said to himself, I can do better than that!
He also planted his three kernels of corn, but when his
three stalks of corn produced, he stripped one of the
stalks and replanted all of the seeds in it, gave the
second stalk of corn to a sweet maiden, and ate the third.
His one full stalk's worth of replanted corn kernels gave
him 200 stalks of corn! And the kernels of these he
continued to replant, setting aside only a bare minimum to
eat. He eventually planted a hundred acres of corn. With
his fortune, he not only won the hand of the sweet maiden
but purchased the land owned by the sweet maiden's father.
And he never hungered again.
The more you give, the more you get. However, that should
NOT be the reason for your giving.