The most important thing

Who can tell what he is on Earth to do? When I bought Herndon’s Lincoln, a famous book, I learned (reading the introduction ) that although William Herndon did all the research, he could not have actually written the book had it not been for young Jesse William Weik, whose name is far less remembered today even than Herndon’s.

I don’t know anything about Weik’s life, but although Weik lived to 1930, it may be that he never did anything more important than to help aging Bill Herndon get this book together, decades before.

What was true for him is true for us. We don’t necessarily know what we are here to do. Maybe the work of someone you have helped will become so important to the world that your help will be seen as the most important thing you did in your life. It’s a funny thought, for if true, probably you will never know it.

3 thoughts on “The most important thing

  1. Hi Frank

    I’ve only just found this and Richard’s blog.

    As you know I’ve read your book Muddy Tracks and the impact it has had on me – and I’ll hopefully be seeing you when I visit TMI in May.

    The more I read of what you and Richard say, the more I ‘know”! Words are failing me here. But I have come to realise that there certainly are no accidents – everything is as it should be. I responded to some of Richard’s posts and said that I get impatient but have come to trust that I learn the best lessons from practicing this thing called “patience”. Since making the decision to attend TMI, events have just unfolded for me, things have been placed in front of me that gives me no doubt that I am connected to something much greater than myself. As someone said to me “Irene you are in the flow”. How wonderful.

    With love
    Irene Blanck

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