Back to it

There is a Buddhist saying that goes like this: "Before enlightenment, chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment, chop wood, carry water."

That’s sort of how I feel about working at a church. We have all the day-to-day routines to do, and then, a big event. But after the big event (like our 90-year anniversary celebration), it’s back to the day-to-day activities that don’t seem to pause just because I’d like them to. Sigh!


If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.

Dalai Lama