The Iroquois and the Soap Company Have It Right

“In our every deliberation, we must consider the impact of our decisions on the next seven generations.”

-From the Great Law of the Iroquois Confederacy

I found this quote on the back of a soap bottle from Seventh Generation. It makes me wonder how many times we actually think about the consequences of our actions. Do we even ask ourselves how it will affect us next year? The Iroquois looked 350 years ahead. It might surprise you if you consider what types of decisions have lasting affects: That movie you watched, that book you read, how you use your money, where you go to church-or whether you go to church, even what you eat. Will your entertainments, your friends, your church, etc. lead to your descendants ending up in Hell? It may not do anything to you, but over time it will most likely open the door to worse and worse. Will your health choices show your grandchildren farther down the path to cancer or diabetes? Maybe you’re reading this thinking “I don’t plan on having children or grandchildren”. Well, what about your friends and their children? Your family members and their descendants? You may not realize it, but you have many people watching you, some of whom will follow you. I’ll end with a verse that compliments this: “Ponder the path of thy feet.” -Proverbs 4:26a.