Tuesday, July 11, 2006

The Clumsy Laborer

To criticize, to destroy is not difficult; the clumsiest laborer knows how to drive his pick into the noble and finely-hewn stone of a cathedral. To construct-that is what requires the skill of a master. (St. Josemaria Escriva de Balaguer-The Way #456)

I see myself (as I read this piece this morning) as that clumsiest laborer-yet those who criticize every idea, like myself-we think we are masters at picking out flaws and thus are saving people from their mistakes. At the same time-my own ideas (because they have gone through my own internal review) must be free of all flaw.

Oh how hard it must be to live with me!

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