Harvest, in the main, is construed as pertaining only to agricultural activities. This concept fosters the belief that man will, by the sweat of his brow and only in due season, bring to full growth a crop ripe for harvest. Hand in hand with this mortal mind argument goes the conjecture that harvest can result only after seed is properly sown, the ground cultivated, plants nurtured and every human effort put forth, in keeping with the elements. Thus, a certain time is designated for seeding and another for harvest one succeeding the other in accordance with the cycles of material phenomena.

However, the lexicographers illumine the subject, revealing new vistas for interpretation. One definition of "harvest" which particularly challenges this commonly accepted concept and spurs reasoning is presented by Webster as "the product or reward of any exertion or labor." Note how the use of the word "any" invites a broader interpretation of the term "harvest."

Could It Be True?
March 10, 1945

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