Sunday, October 16, 2011
Sunday Faith Blog
God, give us men! A time like this demands
Strong minds, great hearts, true faith and ready hands:
Men whom the lust of office does not kill;
Men whom the spoils of office can not buy;
Men who possess opinions and a will;
Men who have honor; men who will not lie;
Men who can stand before a demagogue
and damn his treacherous flatteries without winking!
Tall men, sun-crowned, who live above the fog
In public duty and in private thinking;
For while the rabble, with their thumb-worn creeds,
Their large professions and their little deeds,
Mingle in selfish strife, lo! Freedom weeps,
Wrong rules the land and waiting
Justice sleeps..........Josiah Gilbert Holland (1819-1881) poet, founder and editor of Scribner's Monthly.
"To rescue us from the hands of our enemies, and to enable us to serve Him without fear." Luke 1:74
Let's all pray for good men in our lives, particularly in politics.
Have a great Sunday.
Happy Birthday, C...xxxx