Have you ever seen old, European architecture? Have you noticed how intricate it can be? Think of Westminster Abbey, the Eiffel tower, or the Sistine Chapel. When I traveled to Europe a few years ago, I had the chance to walk through several cathedrals, and I was amazed at the number of years (and sometimes decades) it took to build them.
The last century has brought about some massive change to our society. One change is that technology has given us the chance to travel. This is a wonderful opportunity, but a dark side to mobility can be instability. We’re always on the move, and we don’t take the time to create long-lasting architecture.
Relationships can be like architecture. It takes a lot of work to fully invest in building relationships. It takes paying attention to detail and sacrificing time. But like the classic cathedrals of Europe, the result can be a beautiful creation that lasts a lifetime.