Peter and John were childhood friends. One day they took off for a banal motive and since then they have been feeding mutual resentments. At last they were not even talking anymore. They dwelt in neighboring places, having only a brook as a boundary between their properties.
One day, a Mason came looking for work. He knocked at the door of Peter’s siege and volunteered to serve him. Peter asked him to build a wall to serve as a boundary between his lands and those of his neighbor. After telling the mason his quarrel with John, he also recommended that he build a high wall.
The mason began his service while Peter left to settle other things. At dusk, on his way home, Peter had a surprise. The man had built a bridge between the two properties and not a wall as he had asked.
Hearing this, Peter also walked towards him, giving him a strong hug.
The Mason, seeing the scene, said good-bye. Peter and John invited him to stay, to which he replied:
– Thanks, but I cannot, I have other bridges to build.
The same building material used to build a wall can be used to build a bridge. Everything is a matter of choice. The same happens in your life: the same situation can be used to unite or separate people.
What kind of Mason are you: a wall maker or a bridge builder?