“Never, never be afraid to do what’s right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society’s punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way.’
Martin Luther King
‘The tyrant dies and his rule is over; the martyr dies and his reign begins.’
“Csar was swimming in blood. Rome and the whole pagan world was mad. But those who had had enough of transgression and madness, those who were trampled upon, those whose lives were misery and oppression, all the weighed down, all the sad, all the unfortunate, came to hear the wonderful tidings of God, who out of love for men had given Himself over to be crucified, to redeem their sins.
When they found a God whom they could love, they had found that which the society of their time could not give to anyone – happiness and love.
And Peter understood that neither Csar, nor all his legions, could overcome the living truth – that they could not overwhelm it with tears or blood, and that now its victory was beginning. He understood with equal force why the Lord had turned him back on the road. That city of pride, of crime, of wickedness, and of a lust for power was beginning to be His city.”
This post was published at Jesses Crossroads Cafe on 13 JANUARY 2017.