To have made even one person’s life a little better, that is to succeed.
– Henry David Thoreau
Our aim is to do this at Canterbury. In many ways this is why we exist. Through sharing our gift of hospitality and making available these sacred acres to the betterment of others, Canterbury seeks to help people find their purpose, find themselves and find God in new, precious and intimate ways.
Life is made better by reflection, wisdom, contemplation, understanding and growth. We grow in our knowledge of God. We are equipped to serve and be better today than yesterday and not as good as we will be tomorrow. This is the trajectory of a fruitful life to be outward focused.
By living a life investing in others, you become the best you can be.
I know people who are self-obsessed. They play the role of a victim and see life as one heartbreak after another. I can sympathize even empathize with their trials. There are seasons of grief that scripture refers to as the Valleys of Shadows. At some point you have to do something to break the cycle. When I have been in a “low” time I have discovered that I get out of it by looking beyond my current situation with view to do some good for someone else.
Partnership is building a life, a legacy together and making the world a better place. What we do at Canterbury is on point to that mission and I hope if you have not already, you will consider partnering with us. Becoming a Canterbury Partner is important and it’s easy. Here’s how: Become a Canterbury Partner.
Reflect: Considering this statement from Thoreau, How have you been successful? How can you increase the measure of your success through giving to the benefit of others?