Purpose | Dependence | Work

“I can do nothing by myself” (John 5:30).

Author Gerald Kennedy often told the story of his visit to the office of a Bell
Laboratories executive:

On the man’s desk, I saw a small wooden container the size of a cigar box. On one side of the box was a switch. When it was flipped on, a buzzing sound was heard, the lid slowly lifted and a mechanical hand emerged. Slowly and surely this hand moved down, turned off the switch and went back into the box. Then the lid came down and the buzzing stopped. The entire operation was over. Here was a machine designed to do nothing but turn itself off!


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