In Morocco's famed resort city of Marrakech it is the law that no building can be built taller than the minarets that rise above the city's mosques. No hotel, no office building, nothing can stand taller than the symbol of Islam. It is interesting to suggest the important of one's religion symbolically and architecturally. It is, however, much more important to Christians that the precepts of their faith tower above commerce and entertainment and every thing else in life. Certainly it would be nice if steeples on our churches towered above our high rises, but it would have little effect practically. When the substance of faith towers above the desire for gain or pleasure or comfort, then believe really dominates life.
-Robert Shannon, Preaching May/June 1998