The Qualification of Duty

The Qualification of Duty

In a bustling village, a majestic temple stood as a beacon of spirituality and community. Its grandeur drew worshippers from far and wide, but its operations required a capable administrator to oversee the myriad arrangements. The rich man who had built the temple sought a qualified individual for the role, and thus began his search.

Despite the allure of the position, many applicants proved unsuitable in the eyes of the discerning rich man. He sought not only competence but also a deeper qualification—one rooted in a sense of duty and empathy.

As days passed and the search continued, the rich man's resolve remained steadfast. Each morning, he observed the comings and goings of temple visitors, hoping to find the right candidate amidst the throngs of worshippers.

One day, his gaze fell upon a humble figure—a poor man clothed in tattered garments. Though his appearance belied wealth or education, the rich man sensed something within him that transcended worldly qualifications.

Approaching the poor man, the rich man extended an unexpected offer: to oversee the temple's operations. Perplexed, the poor man questioned his suitability for such a responsibility, citing his lack of wealth and education.

However, the rich man saw beyond outward appearances, recognizing the intrinsic value of the poor man's actions. He recounted a simple yet profound observation—the poor man's willingness to address a small obstacle on the path to the temple, unnoticed by others but not by the rich man's discerning eye.

At that moment, the rich man understood that true qualification lay not in academic credentials or material wealth, but in a sense of duty and compassion. The poor man's selfless act revealed a readiness to serve others and uphold the well-being of the community—a qualification far more valuable than any worldly accolade.

With a smile, the rich man entrusted the administration of the temple to the poor man, recognizing in him the embodiment of true qualification. And as the humble steward assumed his new role, he embraced his duty with humility and dedication, exemplifying the timeless wisdom that duty, performed with sincerity and compassion, is the greatest qualification of all.

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