Three brick masons laboured diligently side by side, in the heat of the day, covered in dust, backs aching,and dripping with perspiration. With calloused hands, they arduously laid brick upon brick, building what appeared to be a huge project.
Out of curiosity, a passer-by stopped to ask the first tradesman what he was doing. He replied rather scathingly,and without looking up he said “I am sticking bricks together, isn’t that obvious?”
Leaving the man to his work the passer-by approached the second tradesman and asked the same question, to which the man replied ” I am building a wall, a very big wall”, and turned away to get on with the job.
Still not satisfied, the passer-by approached the last tradesman with the same question ” what are you doing.?” he asked. The tradesman looked up, straightened up, wiped away the sweat, smiled, and staring past the wall he was building, he said ” I am building a grand Catheral” he said proudly.
Suddenly the passer-by was engaged to know how, when, what for. Each day as he walked by the site, he inquired after the worker, took an interest in the progress, and eventually employed this man of vision for his own project.
You see by knowing “why” he was laying the bricks, this tradesman knew the bricks in his hand were more than just a plain brick, he knew they were an essential peice of a grand cathedral.
- Do you know “why” you do what you do?
- Do you undertsand your high calling in building the Kingdom of God
“He called his workers together, gave them their assignment and told them to occupy and do business until I come.” Luke 19:13
Proverbs 11:11 ” By the blessing and influence of godly citizens, and God’s favour becuase of them,the city is blessed.”
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