May 15, 2012

Is Your Work a Paycheck or a Calling?

About This Video

Howard Butt shares a story about three people who have very different perspectives on their work.

TRANSCRIPT: Three stonemasons were building a cathedral when a stranger wandered by. The first stonemason was toting rocks to a pile, near a wall. "What are you doing?" said the stranger.

"Can't you see that I'm carrying rocks?"

The stranger asked the second laborer, "What are you doing?"

"I'm building a wall," he replied.

A few steps away, the stranger came upon a third mason. "What are you doing?" he asked.

This worker smiled. "I'm building a cathedral to the glory of God!"

Same jobs, different missions. The question is: Is our work a paycheck or a calling? I'm Howard Butt, Jr., of Laity Lodge, with this reminder—any job, done to God's glory, proves the high calling of our daily work.

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