From “Grit” by Angela Duckworth

“Fortunate indeed are those who have a top-level goal so consequential to the world that it imbues everything they do, no matter how small or tedious, with significance. Consider the parable of the bricklayers: Three bricklayers are asked: “What are you doing?” The first says, “I am laying bricks.” The second says, “I am building a church.” And the third says, “I am building the house of God.” The first bricklayer has a job. The second has a career. The third has a calling.”

2 thoughts on “From “Grit” by Angela Duckworth

  1. “Fortunate indeed are those who have a top-level goal so consequential to the Kingdom of God that it imbues everything they do, no matter how small or tedious, with significance. Consider the parable of the tithe givers: Three tithe givers are asked: “What are you doing?” The first says, “I am giving money.” The second says, “I am giving to my church.” And the third says, “I am giving to the expansion of God’s Kingdom.” The first tithe giver shows love for the law. The second shows love for his church. The third shows love for God.”

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