Wednesday, December 9, 2009


Many thanks to Brother Chuck Nettestad and his weekly Peace newsletter from Alexandria Minnesota for the following story:

An old farmer had plowed around a large rock in one of his fields for years.

He had broken several plowshares and a cultivator on it and had grown

rather morbid about the rock.

After breaking another plowshare one day, and remembering all the trouble

the rock had caused him through the years, he finally decided to do something about it.

When he put the crowbar under the rock, he was surprised to discover that it was

only about six inches thick and that he could break it up easily with a sledgehammer.

As he was carting the pieces away he had to smile, remembering all the trouble

that the rock had caused him over the years and how easy it would have been to get rid of it sooner.

Reminds me of making mountains out of molehills. We do this in our lives, and we do this in our Lodges. Life and Masonry would be so much more pleasant if brothers would step back from the minor piques that always pop up in life and realize that there is so very much more to worry about.

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