Our time is ripped by bloody partisan differences at the point of vitriolic hatred. Here’s a thought from July 3, 1863, by A.L. Long, Union Soldier as quoted by William Bennet.
“I was wounded on the last day of the Battle of Gettysburg. I lay wounded, the Southern Army was retreating. I recognized General Robert E. Lee; I raised my hand and shouted, “Hurrah for the Union!”
The General Stopped his horse and walked toward me. I thought he meant to kill me. He looked down at me, with a sad expression, he extended his hand, looked into my eyes, and said:
“My son, I hope you will soon be well.”
“I shall never forget the look and the words of General Lee. I cried my self to sleep there on the bloody ground.”
Words from Tokyo Bay 9/2/1945 by Gen. MacArthur:
“The problem basically is theological and involves a spiritual recrudescence and improvement of human character,”
The same is true in America today.
Larry LIlly. Make today count.
"You may determine the quality of a person's life by the level of their commitment to excellence." Tom Landry