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.
“May the favor of the Lord our God rest upon us; establish the work of our hands for us— yes, establish the work of our hands.” (Ps. 90:17)