Emerson: Spiritual application

This can be you, as it was, and is, our Commander-in-Chief, Yesu


To be free to laugh often,

To win the affection of children,

To earn the appreciation

of honest people,

and endure the betrayal of false friends,

To appreciate beauty,

To see, and draw out the Best in others,

To leave the world better

because you did not withhold the Truth,

To know that even one life

has been changed

because you did not withdraw

from the Fight

in spite of terrorist’s threats.

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

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