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The Obstacle in our Path

Custom Rental Management - Sunday, January 3, 2021

In ancient times, a King had a boulder placed on a roadway leading into the town's market place. Then he hid and watched to see if anyone would remove the huge rock.  Some of the King's wealthiest merchants came by on their way to the market.  The merchants walked around the boulder.  Many loudly blamed the King for not keeping the road clear, but none did anything about getting the stone out of the way.

Then a peasant came along carrying a load of vegetables.  Upon approaching the boulder, the peasant laid down his burden and tried to move the stone to the side of the road.  After much pushing and straining, he finally succeeded.  After the peasant picked up his load of vegetables, he noticed a purse lying in the road where the boulder had been.  The purse contained many gold coins and a note from the King indicating that the gold was for the person who removed the boulder from the roadway.

The peasant learned what many of us never understand!  Every obstacle presents an opportunity to improve our condition.

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