Tuesday, August 04, 2009


I heard about a story of a little boy who wanted to build a great sand castle. He got up very early in the morning, and begin building it. It wasn't until the afternoon that it really begin to take shape and develop into a masterpiece that no one has ever seen before.

But he didn't pay attention to the impeding weather. The sky begin to darken, and the waves of the sea begin to swell. And the rain begin to fall, and a large wave was headed his way, Eventually, knocking the structure into nothing but heaps of sand. These heaps being only a shadow of what once stood proud and beautiful.

Many people build their lives like great sandcastles. They put a lot of effort and pride into their work. They admire what they've done, not even realizing a great storm is brewing in the distance. They may even ignore the forecasts, determined to beat the odds. "The outcome will be different for me," they think.

But their end will be no different than anyone else who insists on building their castles.

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