When honor betters silver and principle outshines gold

May 31, 2017

Both honor and principle are treasures cherished by Alfred, Lord Tennyson and Jesus of Nazareth. The English poet touches on these concepts in the last six lines of his “Ulysses.”

‘Tho much is taken, much abides; and tho’
We are not now that strength which in old days
Moved earth and heaven, that which we are, we are,
One equal temper of heroic hearts,
Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.

And this Jesus, the Nazarene, according to Mark 8:36 throws more light on the subject when he says, “For what shall it profit a man if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul.?”

James Wilson Beaty
Jeremiah 22:16
May 31, 2017

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