The Cathedral Within
It often took several generations and thousands of labourers to build a single cathedral. Many would work their entire lives knowing that they would never see the cathedral’s completion. We all have the opportunity in our lives to contribute to the creation of something great, something larger than ourselves.
Our specific role may at times seem minor relative to the larger effort, but each role, each activity, contributes in some way toward the larger goal. To be effective in social change, to maintain ones focus and motivation, it is important to retain perspective by inspiring ourselves and others with the ideas that fuel our civic imagination and remind us of the “cathedral” that we can build together.