Monday, January 21, 2008

Lee's and King's Birthdays

We were on the road for the long weekend, so I missed my usual yearly post for this. HERE is a nice, short memorial (and link) from someone not so otherwise occupied. It contains my favorite quote from this general:
“Duty is the sublimest word in our language. Do your duty in all things. You cannot do more. You should never wish to do less.”
And another, circa 1856, four years before siding with the South after being offered command of the Northern armies:
"There are few, I believe, in this enlightened age, who will not acknowledge that slavery as an institution is a moral and political evil."
Though some might wonder at this, I do believe the good general and the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. would have had held much in agreement regarding the nature of healing of race relations, particularly in the South, and particularly in terms of how violent intervention on the part of the government, regardless of its constitutionality, does nothing to win the hearts and minds of those it seeks to influence. In neither man's era was morality successfully legislated, but prayer (and both were men of prayer) has melted many a heart towards those of other colors.

1 comment:

Jacob said...

I see you're blogging again.