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A Builder or a Wrecker

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As I watched them tear 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 the sidewall fell.

I asked the Foreman;

"Are these men skilled, and the men you'd hire

if you want to build?"

He gave a laugh and said;

"No, indeed! Just common labor is all I need."

"I can easily wreck in a day or two,

what the Builders have taken years to do."

And I thought to myself, as I went my way.

Which of these roles have I tried to play?

Am I a Builder who works with care,

measuring life by rule and square?

Am I shaping my work to a well-made plan

patiently doing the best I can?

Or am I a wrecker who walks to Town,

content with the labor of tearing down?

"O LORD, let my life and my labors be,

that which will build for eternity!"

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