HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div
“Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord.” Psalm 27:14
There are three qualities, says Emerson in a familiar essay, which attracts the wonder and reverence of mankind.
- The first is disinterestedness,
- The second is practical power,
- The third is courage.
Every mythology has its Hercules. Every history its Wallace or its Cid. There is nothing that men will not forgive one who has exhibited conspicuous gallantry. Even the dumb animals are ranked by us according to their possession of this quality, the bravest being nature’s aristocracy. There are people who make a joke of truth, but there are no people who make a joke of courage. The love of it, from Orient to Occident, is the touch of nature which makes the whole world kin. And that is why the war will never cease to fascinate in spite of all proofs of its illogicality because there is in war a matchless stage for the display of courage.
TO BE CONTINUED TOMORROW …