Just Price And Saint John Bosco

Chuck Martini of Upper Providence forwarded us a great little publication called Return To Order which is affiliated with a website that can be found here.

It includes the story Saint John Bosco and a blacksmith friend.

The pair were talking and the blacksmith said, “Do you know what my biggest worry is?”

“Surely it must be to live and die in the grace of God,” said the Saint.

“No, I’m not worried about death. I take care, though, to be prepared for it when it comes,” said the smith. “My biggest worry is this: I am a blacksmith, and I am very troubled when finishing a job I have to decide on the price I must charge. As I enter the charge in my book I ask myself: Will the good Lord write down the same amount? If I charge more, won’t that be a charge against me? To play it safe, I always charge 20 percent less than the ordinary rate.”

For some strange reason the smith was fairly prosperous and never lacked for customers.

Just Price And Saint John Bosco

Just Price And Saint John Bosco

 

 

One thought on “Just Price And Saint John Bosco”

  1. Wouldn’t be marvelous if our state legislators would say “My biggest worry is this: I am a legislator, and I am very troubled when finishing a job I have to decide on the price I must charge. As I enter the charge in my book I ask myself: Will the good Lord write down the same amount?
    It just ain’t going to happen.

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