“I am working so hard to clear this stump. I am getting nowhere,” a son exhorts. “My son, why don’t you use all of your strength,” his father questions.
A father and son are working in their garden.
The young boy struggles to remove a large stump of a tree that was blocking him from planting.
Working nearby, the father saw his son hacking furiously at the stump, and not succeeding.
He approached his son and asked: “What’s wrong son? You seem troubled.”
The son replied: “I am working so hard to clear this stump. I am getting nowhere.”
The father said: “My son, why don’t you use all of your strength?”
“I am!” the son replied.
The father said: “Don’t you realize that my strength is also your strength? Let us do this together.”
They tackled the stump with their joined strength and the path was cleared.