Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.


– Martin Luther


24 Responses to “Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.”

  1. dianna Says:

    Just a thought… this was a quote from Martin Luther who was a German Monk, Catholic priest, professor of theology and a very influential leader of the Christianity reform movement in the 16th century. This is not the same person as Martin Luther King.

  2. NIckie Peralta Says:

    I don’t know if Martin Luther King was a farmer who plant trees. All I know is that he is a man of action and is passionate about what he does. He is a man who wants to make a difference in the lives of people. He does not so much think about himself as he thinks of other people. If his life is at stake for being an activist, he does not care. When you are a man fighting for change, your life can be in danger. So if he dies, he does not mind. He will still plant his apple tree.. which means, he plant good, he will plant in a manner that there will be harvest; harvest much like what Jesus means when he goes fishing for men. Harvest means, the fruits of his labor.. freedom and of course people who will continue fighting for it.

  3. Annalyn Says:

    Martin Luther is a very courageous man, just like my forefathers πŸ™‚

  4. farouk Says:

    its very nice, i am sure someone said it before marin luther like long ago, thank you:)

  5. echostains Says:

    Hope springs eternal – and Thank God for hope πŸ™‚

    • bendedspoon Says:

      Yes thank God for making us hope for the best even amidst what seems to be the worst condition there is. It is such a joy to hope for the best because He is the best! Thank you so much for this one Lynda!

  6. afirmin71 Says:

    And I would help you πŸ™‚

    For even in the face of the greatest odds it is this kind of faith and hope that has made us who we are.

    Take care Alan.

  7. Debbie Says:

    And you? You would still plant your passions and make the world smile today!

    • bendedspoon Says:

      I realized that you can plant anywhere Deb. If one can plant in the land, then one can plant in the heart! And how many hearts have flourished because you are such a thoughtful and faithful gardener? See the smile of the Master Gardener? Sooo beautiful!

  8. Of course I would still plant it. For in planting it, I would offer hope for what lies ahead. There is always faith and in that hope.

    Lovely quote!

  9. jmjbookblog Says:

    That’s what faith and hope would tell us to do. πŸ™‚

  10. This made me laugh because of a conversation I had with a friend a long time ago.

    Both of us are flower gardeners and live in an area that freezes in the wintertime, so plants labeled “tender perennial” must be treated like annuals and either be dug up and brought indoors in the winter or replaced every year.

    There was this preacher that liked to preach about the end of the world and would sometimes even mention “dates”. I was telling my friend and we both laughed and said that if that were the case maybe we should only plant annuals. We were not serious, though. If I had more room on my property I would plant an apple tree for sure! πŸ™‚

    • bendedspoon Says:

      Nice one Theresa! Keep on planting beautiful things — they will see. And even if the world ends, it still nice to have a last glimpse of the beauty one planted.

  11. What else could one possibly do?

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