Tuesday, May 01, 2007

The Carpenter

Dapat cerita menarik dari Islamcan.com.
Semoga jadi inspirasi buatku untuk memberi yang terbaik hingga akhir masa kerjaku.

A highly skilled carpenter who had grown old was ready to retire. He
told his employer-contractor of his plans to leave the house building
business and live a more leisurely life with his family. He would miss the
paycheck, but he needed to retire.

The employer was sorry to see his good worker go and asked if he could
build just one more house as a personal favor. The carpenter agreed to
this proposal but made sure that this will be his last project. Being
in a mood to retire, the carpenter was not paying much attention to
building this house. His heart was not in his work. He resorted to poor
workmanship and used inferior materials. It was an unfortunate way to end
his career.

When the job was done, the carpenter called his employer and showed him
the house. The employer handed over some papers and the front door key
to the carpenter and said "This is your house, my gift to you."

The carpenter was in a shock! What a shame! If he had only known that
he was building his own house, he would have made it better than any
other house that he ever built!

Our situation can be compared to this carpenter. Allah Ta'la has sent
us to this world to build our homes in paradise by obeying His commands.
Now, we have to decide how well we wish to build the homes where we
will live forever.

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