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Theos-World FW: DTB == PR -- A STUDY IN KARMA.

Mar 10, 2000 10:33 PM
by W. Dallas TenBroeck

Mar 10th 2000

Dal & Val offer:

A story that we enjoyed:

	The Karma (fate) of the "One never knows....!"

An elderly carpenter was ready to retire.  He told his
 employer-contractor of his plans to leave the house-building
 and live a more leisurely life with his wife enjoying his
 family.  He would miss the paycheck, but he needed to retire.
 could get by.

 The contractor was sorry to see his good worker go and asked if
he could
 build just one more house as a personal favor.  The carpenter
said yes,
 but in time it was easy to see that his heart was not in his
work.  He
 resorted to shoddy workmanship and used inferior materials.  It
was an
 unfortunate way to end a dedicated career.

 When the carpenter finished his work the employer came to
inspect the
 house.  He handed the front-door key to the carpenter.  "This is
 house," he said, "my gift to you."

 The carpenter was shocked!  What a shame!  If he had only known
he was
 building his own house, he would have done it all so
differently.  So it
 is with us. We build our lives, a day at a time, often putting
less than
 our best into the building.  Then with a shock, we realize we
have to
 live in the house we have built.  If we could do it over, we'd
do it
 much differently. But we cannot go back.

 You are the carpenter.  Each day you hammer a nail, place a
board, or
 erect a wall.  "Life is a do-it-yourself project," someone has
 Your attitudes and the choices you make today, build the "house"
 live in tomorrow.

 Build wisely!

"To the world you might be one person, but to one person you
might be the


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