By Coach Dale Brown
The world is spinning out of control because good people are not combating evil. From the beginning of time whenever evil and good compromised, evil always won.
“You’re betraying your whole life if you don’t say what you think.” Charles Krauthammer.
We must never be silenced because life’s daily hardships and difficulties are less a burden when we let our Lord help us. He will teach us to remedy what should be remedied and to bear what we cannot control. Then and only then will we find peace.
Do not be fearful to speak up for what is right. The only thing more powerful than fear is the boldness of faith.
Society has gotten to the point where everyone has a right, but nobody has a responsibility.
One who has never lost himself in a cause bigger than himself has missed one of life’s mountaintop experiences. Only by losing yourself in this way can you really find yourself. There is a Persian proverb we should always implement that should guide our every-day actions.
“Two things indicate weakness – to be silent when it is proper to speak, and to speak when it is proper to be silent.”
Edmund Burke said, “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good people do nothing.” The person who wants to do something finds a way; the other finds an excuse. Life has no remote control, you have to get up and change it yourself. We are blessed to live in the greatest country in the history of the world and if we want to keep it that way, we must stand up and speak out for what we know is right .This cannot be done if you have no courage. “Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality that guarantees all the others.” Winston Churchill
He who loses wealth loses much, he who loses a friend loses more. But he who loses his courage loses all. Good people must stand up. Abraham Lincoln warned us about these confusing days when he said, “America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedom it will be because we destroyed ourselves.” YES, we can make the world a better place, but only by involvement of all the people. WE THE PEOPLE UNITED ARE A POWERFUL AND GOOD FORCE FOR PROGRESS, JUSTICE AND EQUITY.
In these days of worldwide confusion and war, there is a dire need for men and women who will courageously do battle for the truth and fairness to all.
Again the wisdom of Doctor Martin Luther King rings in my ears when he said, “ Time is cluttered with the wreckage of communities which surrender to hatred and violence. For the salvation of our nation and the salvation of mankind, we must follow another way. Love is the most durable power in the world. This creative force, is the most potent instrument available in mankind’s quest for peace and security.” Love is the greatest force on earth and far more enduring and much more powerful than hatred and evil.
Mankind has never advanced a centimeter by fighting, hating, and killing. The only notable advancement we have ever made in the history of the world is when we have been brothers and sisters toward a common goal of helping and loving each other. Once we have learned to love and respect each other, then we will have learned to truly live life fully and peacefully. YES, it is possible!