Sunday, March 02, 2014

Lost Cause

Image: Grave with a Confederate flag. 
Grieving for a long-lost cause
      Will not work, 
      Will not help,
Just ignores most-certain laws.

Weeping for the past that's gone
      Has an end
      Has to stop--
Just obscures each fresh new dawn.

Seize tomorrow while you may.
      Grab for hope.
      Grab for truth.
Seize tomorrow; live today.

When one rules justly over men, ruling in the fear of God, he dawns on them like the morning light, like the sun shining forth on a cloudless morning, like rain that makes grass to sprout from the earth. (From 2 Samuel 23:3-4 ESV) 

I understand people's desire to honor the dead, including those who fought on the losing side of a war. Yet race-based slavery was evil, and it was one of the main things that the Confederacy was fighting for.
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