My wife and I recently watched “Darkest Hour” – a movie about Winston Churchill starring Gary Oldman in the lead.
While I’m always impressed with Oldman’s ability to immerse himself in a role to the point of non-recognizable, what most impressed me in this movie was a quote at the very end. I’d like to share it with you all now.
“Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts.”- Winston Churchill
Anyone who’s known me for very long, or been reading my blogs for very long, knows that I’m all about looking for ways to make better sense out of the world around us. I pay particular attention to areas where ordinary life and spiritual growth have the potential to intersect and cooperate. In that train of thought, I’d like to offer you a quote that was brought to my attention. It is attributed to a character played by Jake Gyllenhaal in the 2014 movie “Nightcrawlers” (which I have not seen, and do not endorse for only that reason).
“You know what FEAR means? False Evidence Appearing Real.”
“You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it.”
~~~~ Dr. Adrian Rogers, 1931