Friday, November 9, 2007

Of Goats, Calves, and Stone Cutters

Kismet shared a wonderful blog entry about skinny goat vs fatted calf theory. I encourage everyone to read it here: KISMET'S BLOG

So naturally, when I came across the following story I felt compelled to share it here.

A traveler came upon three individuals working with stone. Curious as to what these workers were doing, the traveler approached the first worker and asked, "What are you doing?" Without the slightest hesitation, the worker replied, "I am a stone cutter and I am cutting stones."

Still unclear of the workers' task, the traveler approached the second worker and asked the same question. To this the second worker thought for a moment, gazed briefly at the traveler and explained, "I am a stone cutter and I am cutting stones to earn money to support my family."

Perplexed by the two different responses, the sojourner approached the third worker and asked, "What are you doing?" Stopping for a moment, the worker stared at the stone in his hand, slowly turned to the traveler, and said, "I am a stone cutter and I AM BUILDING A CATHEDRAL!"

I'd have to say that the 3rd stone cutter is most definitely of the fatted calf mentality!


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