Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Tidbit Tuesday - Elevating Our Guns

"General Andrew Jackson, as he walked along the line at the Battle of New Orleans, said to his men, 'Gentlemen, elevate your guns a little lower!' I think many of us need to elevate our “guns” a little lower. On the other hand, we need to raise the level of private and public discourse. We should avoid caricaturing the positions of others, constructing “straw men,” if you will, and casting unwarranted aspersions on their motivations and character. We need, as the Lord counseled, to uphold honest, wise, and good men and women wherever they are found and to recognize that there are “among all sects, parties, and denominations” those who are “kept from the truth [of the gospel] because they know not where to find it.” Would we hide that light because we have entered into the culture of slander, of stereotyping, of giving and seeking offense?"

-Robert S. Wood

1 comment:

  1. I agree, if our leaders would spend even 1/2 the time working on problems vs 95% of the time either complaining of the other side creating the problem or deciding there is a problem where none exists, the world would be SUCH a better place.