I read a story a while back in a journal* that went like this.

During the Middle Ages, a man saw three brick layers working.

He asked the first, “What are you doing?”

The layer, somewhat irritated, replied, “I’m laying bricks.”

He asked the second, “What are you doing?”

That layer answered, “I’m earning my week’s pay.”

He asked the third layer, “What are you doing?”

“I’m building a cathedral to the glory of God,” he said with evident enthusiasm.

May you anticipate your work this week with great enthusiasm.


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* Christopher P. Neck and John F. Milliman, “Thought self-leadership: Finding spiritual fulfillment in organizational life,” Journal of Managerial Psychology; Bradford Vol. 9, Iss. 6, (1994): 1-12.