Saturday, July 7, 2007
The Story of Three Mothers
First, the Story of Three Masons
Once a man came upon three rock masons at work. "What are you doing?" he asked of them.
"I am carving these stones into the different sizes wanted," answered the first.
"I am earning six dollars a day," replied the second.
"I am helping to build a great cathedral." commented the last.
Only he had caught the vision of the great work that he was helping to do!
Now, the Story of Three Mothers:
Once a woman came upon three mothers at work. "What are you doing?" she asked of them.
"I am doing the weekly washing," answered the first.
"I am doing a bit of household drudgery," replied the second.
"I am mothering three young children who some day will fill important and useful spheres in life, and wash-day is a part of my grand task in caring for these souls who shall live forever," replied the third.
Only she had caught the vision of the great work she was doing!