Leaving Our Legacies

A legacy is not leaving something FOR people. It is leaving something IN people, thus leaving them better than you found them.” (Dawn Naylor, school administrator)

We often think of legacies in terms of inheritances—the estate that is left to family or other beneficiaries of a will or trust. But Naylor adds a dimension that suggests greater value than mere material possessions. What are we offering our successors whose worth will far exceed the value of merely temporal assets?

Don’t store up treasures here on earth . . .Store your treasures in heaven. (Matthew 6:19-20)