Reaping the Fruit of Your Labor


	One day, Honi was journeying on the road and he saw an 
	old man planting a carob tree;  he asked him, "How long 
	does it take for this tree to bear fruit?"

	The old man replied, "Seventy years."

	Honi then further asked him, "Are you certain that you 
	will live another seventy years?"

	The man replied, "I found ready grown carob trees in the 
	world;  as my forefathers planted these for me, so I too 
	plant these for my children"

						(Ta'anit 23a)




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