Pay It Forward
Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment...”- Matthew 22:36
Randall had a good life. Adopted by two wonderful people. Put in a good school so he can reach his potential. Became a successful weather commodities trader (whatever that is.) Married a wonderful, strong woman. He’s a father to two great kids. He had everything at his fingertips. He even found his biological father and opened his home to him after he abandoned him as a baby.
At the end of season one, we learn Randall wants to adopt a child, to pay forward the love he received as a child. But there is some difficulty with this. Beth, his wife, is unsure she wants to go through with this. He asks his mom how she knew adoption was right for her. In gut wrenching honesty, she tells him her husband kept pushing her and telling her it is the right decision. He was right, but it took her a long time to realize that.
Paying forward the kindness, love and kindness you have received is not easy. In fact, you may pay it forward to someone who doesn’t deserve kindness, or love. But paying those attributes forward helps make the world a better place.
Paying it forward takes work.
But because of it, you’ll be better.
And everyone else will too.
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