Friday, May 1, 2009

For the Cause of Truth

There they stand and there they will stand for ever - unshaken by the tests of the human scrutiny, of talents and of time.

Many men dote on the metals silver and gold with their whole souls, and know no other standard whereby to estimate their own worth, or the worth of their fellow-beings, but by the quanity of these metals they possess, thereby debasing and degrading those qualities of the mind or spirit which alone mankind ought to be estimated.

The wicked plotteth against the just, and gnasheth upon him with their teeth. The Lord shall laugh at him: for he seeth that his day is coming. The wicked have drawn out the sword, and have bent their bow, to cast down the poor and needy, to slay such as be of upright conversation. Their sword shall enter into their own heart, and their bows shall be broken.


1 comment:

  1. A man showed up at the gates of Heaven visibly struggling with a heavy suitcase.

    "You can leave that there and come inside," Saint Peter said.

    "No!" exclaimed the man, "I worked for this all my life and I intend to bring it with me to heaven!", and with that he opened the suitcase to show 50 bars of purest gold.

    "I don't understand," said Saint Peter, "You brought paving?"