Wednesday, August 12, 2009
A Point of View
Three stone masons were at work when a passer-by stopped and asked each one the simple question: What are you doing?
The first replied: Obviously, I am cutting stone.
The second replied: My good man, I am earning a living.
The third lifted his eyes and said with a smile and with pride: I am building a cathedral.
All three were doing the same kind of work but their reactions were a matter of attitude. To one the task was boring, to another it was just a job, but to the third the task was thrilling. All work can become ennobling to the person who can see in it creative purposes and the importance of his own efforts. (from Moments of Meditation by Paul S. McElroy 1961)