...the root predicament for Sheriff Bell is a kind of epistemological fatigue.
Richard Beck, I commend you sir… This essay of yours is inspiring. challenging and a sort of call to ‘stay the course’ ‘Get up off your ass!! ’ and ‘Follow your heart’...
As it is written in Proverbs 24:16, “for though a righteous man falls seven times, he rises again, but the wicked are brought down by calamity.”
Your words of encouragement (to those who would do good even though at times the saying, “No good deed goes unpunished.’ Is all to familiar to them) are as the blessing of the angel sent to strengthen Elijah the Prophet, when he was in his moments of despair and heartache…
“But he (Elijah) himself went a day’s journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down under a juniper tree: and he requested for himself that he might die; and said, It is enough; now, O LORD, take away my life; for I am not better than my fathers. And as he lay and slept under a juniper tree, behold, then an angel touched him, and said unto him, Arise and eat. And he looked, and, behold, there was a cake baken on the coals, and a cruse of water at his head. And he did eat and drink, and laid him down again. And the angel of the LORD came again the second time, and touched him, and said, Arise and eat; because the journey is too great for thee. And he arose, and did eat and drink, and went in the strength of that meat forty days and forty nights unto Hereb the mound of God.” (I Kings 19:4-8)
Thank you for what you wrote… I highly recommend it!!!
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