In 1163, a man was walking along the Seine River in Paris near a large building site. He approached a man laying bricks at the site and asked him what he was doing. The man replied, “I am just laying bricks.” The man asked another worker and he replied, “I am building a wall.” The man was frustrated with the lack of information about the building. He tried one last time and asked another worker. “What are you building there?” he asked.
The builder stopped working. He stepped back and looked at the building site. Then, looking into the sky, he said, “We are building a cathedral. It is going to be beautiful.”
That cathedral was eventually completed. We know it today as the Cathedral of Notre Dame. It is a beautiful cathedral. It is also in a season of rebuilding but that is another story. The point of telling this story is that there are different perspectives to the tasks we are called to complete. I love the fact that the third worker could see a great vision for what was being built. This is hard for us at times as we are thick in the season of “laying bricks” and “building walls”.
My hope is that our students see that they are building something beautiful through their work. My hope is that our staff see the grand vision for the lives of their students in the daily tasks.
My hope is that our families see the strong leaders being trained in your homes today.
Take a moment to step back, look into the sky, and thank the Lord for the opportunity we have in raising our children.
We are builders. We are raising Kingdom Builders. We are cultivating cultural and spiritual leaders through classical Christian education.