Builder’s Creed

June 7, 2020 Clark No comments exist

I watched them tearing a building down, A gang of men in a busy town.

With a ho heave ho, and a lusty yell, They swung a beam and a sidewall fell.

I asked the Foreman, “Are these men as skilled As the men you’d hire if you had to build?”

He laughed as he said “No, indeed.” “They can easily wreck in a day or two, What builders have taken a year to do.”

And I thought to myself as I went my way, Which of these roles have I tried to play.

Am I the builder who works with care, Measuring life by the rule and square?

Am I shaping my deeds to a well-made plan, Patiently doing the best I can?

Or am I the wrecker, who walks the town, Content with the labor of tearing down?

Author Unknown
Copied From “Light from the Great Land”,
Grand Lodge of Alaska

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