I find it amazing how quotes from well over 100 years ago are relevant today.
We have some gaping wounds that need bound up with staples, stitches or Band-Aids. I unfortunately see a lot of malice but little charity and little binding up of our wounds. Instead as if we are taking a sledge hammer or wrecking ball to our country.
Praying we can start to bind up the nation’s wounds soon, very soon.
With Malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation’s wounds.
For today’s Historical Weekend Wisdom I’ve selected a poem by Samuel Adams, one of our founding fathers. He was elected to the Massachusetts General Assembly in 1765 where he served as clerk for years and was the first to propose a Continental Congress. He is one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. He was not know for his ability as a brewer.
The Divine Source of Liberty
All temporal power is of God, And the magistratal, His institution, laud, To but advance creaturely happiness aubaud: Let us then affirm the Source of Liberty.
Ever agreeable to the nature and will, Of the Supreme and Guardian of all yet still Employed for our rights and freedom’s thrill: Thus proves the only Source of Liberty.
Though our civil joy is surely expressed Through hearth, and home, and church manifest, Yet this too shall be a nation’s true test: To acknowledge the divine Source of Liberty.
Samuel Adams – Founding Father and Cousin to We The People’s 2nd President, John Adams (poem from Discover Poetry)
There is more inscribed on the Liberty Bell, than this verse. The link will take you to the Liberty Bell site so you can learn more about the bell’s history.
Below is the full verse of Leviticus 25:10
10 And you shall consecrate the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a jubilee for you, when each of you shall return to his property and each of you shall return to his clan.
Remember because of what our founding fathers did in establishing this country you are able to pursue happiness and live the life your current life. If you do not like your current life, you have the freedom to make the changes necessary so you are living the want.