Write a new post in response to today’s one-word prompt.
Construct. It comes from two Latin roots: Con, meaning with, together; and struere, meaning to pile, to build.
To build together. What a concept. I know that these days we think of the word as it relates to building houses, stores, malls, high rises, and so on. But very little construction is accomplished these days by just one person.
Time was, in our history, that a man would find a place he could settle, and he set about putting up a cabin. Sometimes he was alone. Sometimes he had his family with him, and if the children were old enough they could help. It’s still possible today for a man to find some remote place that hasn’t been papered with permits and regulations, I suppose. Remote Alaska, maybe. Can you imagine cutting down your trees, making logs or planks, and erecting your own dwelling without anyone looking over your shoulder?
We know several guys who are contractors; builders who make their living putting up houses, churches, and so on. It’s a group effort these days, but there has to be one person who oversees, organizes, contracts, and plans. These men are leaders, workers, people who take charge and get the job done.
That’s what we need in our country right now, isn’t it? Construction, building. We can, you know. We can learn to work together again to rebuild this suffering divided country. I hope we don’t waste the opportunity.