It’s a book.
I read it a while back. I’m not giving it away.
I would not say that Lee is a writer, but I don’t think he would either. The good news is he doesn’t have to be.
Two things worth mentioning from this book:
The first is Lee’s incredible testimony, from carefree indulgence to a perfectly timed missed flight.
I’m not giving you more than that. I’m one of those if you ruin the movie for me you may die kind of crazies.
The second is the relationship that Lee uses to compare kings to legacy builders.
I don’t even think he even said all that I’m about to say, but hopefully you can understand why I’ve fallen in love with the idea.
Lee Domingue is rich.
And while I can’t confirm it, he has probably given more money away than most people make in their entire lives.
He’s a legacy builder. He’s a king.
A king. For the Kingdom.
I’m interested in kings in general, at least the concept. I wouldn’t grovel over them, but they are fascinating creatures.
Of course, they don’t live in America. So Lee makes the point (or at least I take the meaning how I’d like to) that kings do still exist. They have not become fossils; they are alive and well.
I’m reminded of a Proverb.
Do you see a man who is skillful in his work?
He will stand among kings, he will not stand before obscure men.
You may recall Joseph being given control of all of Potiphar’s house. You may recall Joseph standing before Pharoah. You may recall Joseph impressing Pharoah.
You may recall Joseph being set over all the land of Egypt, being 2nd in command under Pharoah.
You may recall Daniel standing before kings… four different kings… and impressing them all.
Another man named John Graunt achieved enough to grab the attention of the king (Charles II of England) in 1666.
There was a Royal Society of which the king wanted to make Graunt a part, but the other members of the society were not thrilled about a “mere tradesman” being counted among their group.
The king’s reply: If they found any more such Tradesmen, they should be sure to admit them all, without any more ado.
Graunt excelled in his work. He stood before the king. He did not stand before obscure men.
I want to excel in my work.
I want to stand before kings.
I want to become a king.
For the King.