The Anglican Bishop
Written on the tomb of an Anglican Bishop in Westminster Abbey. Compliments of Chris Boyd.
When I was young and free and my imagination had no limits, I dreamed of changing the world. As I grew older and wiser, I realized the world would not change, and I decided to shorten my sights somewhat and change only my country. But, it too seemed immovable. As I entered my twilight years, in one last desperate attempt, I sought to change only my family, those closest to me, but alas, they would have none of it.
Now I lie here on my death bed and realize, perhaps for the first time, that if only I had changed myself first, then by example, I may have influenced my family, and with their encouragement and support, I may have bettered my country, and who knows, I may have changed the world.