Healthy leaders are great builders. This poem by Charles Franklin Benvegar offers a powerful perspective…

I watched them tear a building down,

A gang of folks in a busy town.

With a Ho-Heave-Ho and a lusty yell,

They swung a beam and a side wall fell.

I asked the foreman,

“Are these people skilled?

The kind you would hire

If you wanted to build?”

He laughed and said,

“Oh no, indeed!

Unskilled labor is all I need.

For I can easily wreck in a day or two

What it took a builder years to do.”

I asked myself as I walked away,

Which of these roles have I tried to play?

Am I a builder who works with care,

Measuring life by the rule and square,

Shaping my deeds to some well-laid plan

And mostly doing the best I can?

Or am I a wrecker who walks the town,

Content in the labor of tearing down?

“O Lord let my life and my labors be

That which will build for eternity!”

Be a builder of healthy results and relationships!

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