Nothing in Nature Lives for Itself

I heard this quote in sacrament meeting today. I’ve never heard it before and never thought of nature quite this way before. I love this quote.

Nothing in nature lives for itself. Rivers don’t drink their own water. Trees don’t eat their own fruit. Sun doesn’t give heat for itself. Flowers don’t spread fragrance for themselves. Living for others is the rule of nature. And therein lies the secret of life. —Amit Gupta

It reminds me of this verse from the New Testament:

Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again. (Luke 6:18.)

One thought on “Nothing in Nature Lives for Itself

  1. rozylass August 15, 2017 / 7:58 am

    Nature is completely obedient and fulfills the measure of its creation. We who have agency have to overcome the natural man to do likewise. It’s a hard row to hoe at times. But I’m told that the reward for doing so is gloriously worth it. Let’s keep up the good work!

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