There once was a farmer who had a horse. One day the horse ran away.
All his neighbors came to console him, but he was not distressed.
He told them, "Good, bad, who knows?"
A few days later the horse returned and with it was a mare.
All his neighbors came to him to congratulate him on his good fortune, but again he would not mind them telling them, "Good, bad, who knows?"
A week later his son was riding the mare, fell and broke his arm.
Again the neighbors came to wish him condolences and tell him how very unlucky he was.
The farmer shook his head and said, "Good, bad, who knows?"
A few days later, war was declared and all able-bodied young men were conscripted, but because on his son’s broken arm, he was not.
We are wise when we leave it to God to decide what is good fortune and what misfortune, and thank him that all things turn out for good with those who love him.
"Good, bad, who knows?"
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