OK this is not exactly a sci-fi story as a matter fact it’s not a sci-fi story at all. It’s actually an inspirational story which was something I ran across a few years back and for the life of me cannot find it again.
It’s a story about a man who visited the Olympian gods and was put to several tests to prove his worth to become a god. The gods had belittled him but they said that he could prove himself by performing some simple feats.
I don’t remember all of them but they were seemingly simple things he was asked to do around the temple, one was to try to lift a pillar is a column another was to drink from a basin of water and then there were several others. The end of the story was that the man left disappointed because he could not do any of tasks sucessfully but the gods have been shaken because the pillar was actually a corner of the earth and although he did not lift it he was able to move it. And the basin was all the seven seas and he had almost drained them and the others were also hidden as values for other things.
It’s a great story that illustrates that the things that we do we sometimes don’t know how much of an impact we are making.
If anyone knows the story or better yet know where to find it please let me know I would be grateful.