There is a parallel in this story which should serve as a warning to us. Most of us can survive time of crisis. We summon the strength of faith or resolve for most any battle that we face head on. Whether it is in our professional or personal lives, we often overcome great obstacles. It is the small things that eat us from the inside, which often bring about our downfall. Unlike a giant tree, we can fight those moral or ethical “beetles.” We must, however, be on guard.
Author: Dr. Harry Emerson Fosdick. Reprinted from Grace Drops, Volume 6 (2008).