The Parable of the Builders Revisited
The Teacher said..
There was a foolish man who built his house upon a very high rock, so that he could be lord of all the lands he surveyed. But the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat upon that house, and it fell, because the rock crumbled away, and great was his fall. For truly, I tell you, pride comes before disaster, and arrogance before a fall.
Now there was a man who built a house on the sand. He was wise indeed, for he had built mighty walls to guard against the fierce tides, and no winds could blow and beat against it. And great was the rejoicing of those within the house, for neither the floods could rise up against it, nor the wind blow against it.
And I tell you: the wind blows where it wishes, and you hear its sound, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes, but it cannot blow where those mighty walls still keep it out.
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