πŸ’™ _*A man was asked to paint a boat.*_
πŸ’™ *He brought with him paint and brushes and began to paint the boat a bright red, as the owner asked him*.
πŸ’™ While painting, he realized there was a hole in the hull and decided to repair it.
πŸ’™ *When finished painting, he received his money and left.*
πŸ’™ The next day, the owner of the boat came to the painter and presented him with a nice check, much higher than the payment for painting.
πŸ’™ The painter was surprised:

– You’ve already paid me for painting the boat!

– he said.

– But this is not for the paint job.
πŸ’™ It’s for having repaired the hole in the boat.

– *Ah! But it was such a small service … certainly it’s not worth paying me such a high amount for something so insignificant!*
πŸ’™ – My dear friend, you do not understand. Let me tell you what happened.
πŸ’™ *When I asked you to paint the boat, I forgot to mention about the hole.*
πŸ’™ When the boat dried, my kids took the boat and went on a fishing trip.
πŸ’™ *They did not know that there was a hole.*

I was not at home at that time.
πŸ’™ When I returned and noticed they had taken the boat, I was desperate because I remembered that the boat had a hole.
πŸ’™ Imagine my relief and joy when I saw them returning from fishing.
πŸ’™ *Then, I examined the boat and found that you had repaired the hole! You see, now, what you did?* You saved the life of my children! I do not have enough money to pay your “small” good deed.
πŸ’™ *So, no matter who, when or how. Just continue to help, sustain, wipe tears, listen attentively and carefully repair all the “leaks”* you find, because you never know when one is in need of us or when God holds a pleasant surprise for us to be helpful and important to someone.
πŸ’™ You may have repaired numerous “boat holes” along the way, of several people without realizing how many lives you’ve saved.
πŸ’™ *In the midst of a world full of darkness and evil, everyday we must propagate all that God taught*- to *LOVE*. 
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