Bullets or Seeds

You can offer your ideas to people as bullets or seeds.  You can shoot them or sow them.  Ideas used as bullets kill inspiration and motivation.  Ideas used as seeds take root, grow, and bear fruit in the life in which they are planted.  But there’s a risk:  Once it becomes part of those in whom it’s planted, you’ll probably get no credit for originating the idea.  But if you’re willing to do without the credit…you’ll reap a rich harvest.

(U.S. Senate Chaplain Richard Halverson)