A 30 year-old son decided to admit his father into a home for the aged, as desired by his wife. He drove his father to an old peoples home run by a priest.
There appeared an elderly priest, who came out to have a long chat with the old man. The son was puzzled about this and asked the priest whether he knew his father, since they were speaking as though they had known one another.
The priest replied, “He came here 30 years back and took with him a very sick orphan boy who had been rejected for adoption by all potential families. This man gave that boy a home and saved his life. He told us this little boy deserves better and he’d dedicate his life to make him the wealthiest young man when he turns 25”. The priest continued, “I don’t know how long you have known him but I can tell you, he is a good man. This happened 30 years ago but it still remains in my heart and mind. “
The boy, on hearing this, fell to his knees and begged the old man for forgiveness. The old man looked at him with a smile and said, “Son, I have forgiven you. You threw me out of my own home because of your wife. Take the house, but know that I have changed my prior thoughts about the sole heir of my empire. I have willed all my properties from you, to this orphanage, where I now belong.”
At the height of your success don’t forget where you came from, if you do, you might miss your destination and lose your Crown.