Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Opposition means you are making progress

You have no enemies, you say?
Alas, my friend, the boast is poor;
He who has mingled in the fray
Of duty, that the brave endure,
Must have made foes! If you have none,
Small is the work that you have done.

You've hit no traitor on the hip,
You've dashed no cup from perjured lip,
You've never turned the wrong to right,
You've been a coward in the fight.

— Charles MacKay (1814-1889)

Bob at The Journey reminds us that we battle for the right:
Nehemiah was distained by his enemies Sanballat, Tobias and Geshem as well. But in the end, had there been no Nehemiah, there would have been no rebuilt Jerusalem.
"You've never turned the wrong to right? You've been a coward in the fight."

Never, ever give up.

H/T to Bob at The Journey

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