I have a saying I like: “If you want to do some good in the world you can count on resistance. If you want to do wrong you can count on being granted significant latitude.”
I once remarked to a friend I couldn’t understand why people were persecuting someone; it seemed to me he was doing his best to do right.
My buddy said, “I don’t know Doc, they did it to Jesus didn’t they?”
I never forgot that. This was a simple country man, but he had a lot of wisdom. One can expect a hard time for doing right.
One of the themes of my book is redemption. My Lit agent always says the King James is the backbone of Southern Literature. The longer I know him the smarter he gets.
This morning on FaceBook my friend Cliff Searcy posted on this subject. Go check it out. After I read over his thoughts these words came to me. If Jesus can rise from the dead, there is hope for redemption for all of us.
Just as sure as He
Rose from the dead
The spirit can rise in you
Just when you think
All in lost
And don’t know what to do
Turn to Him
And let your soul within
Give you life anew
I hope all of you have a blessed day.
Dr. Bsong lyrics, Thought of the Day, Writing
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