I was going to post this tomorrow, but then I thought it better to do it today ;-). Actually, this quote was submitted by Carl M Keating last week, and I kept putting it off until tomorrow, and then tomorrow again until tomorrow became today. Oh, the irony! So, thank you Carl for submitting a quote, this is a good one, it’s finally posted!
The original quote comes from…
Bravery and courage versus fear and cowardice. These qualities are inward attributes that are outwardly revealed by how we respond to the circumstances of life. And the type of person you are is determined by the spirit you carry.
A coward is much more exposed to quarrels than a man of spirit. – Bible or Not?
One would think that a coward would be much less exposed to quarrels than a man of spirit, thinking that a coward would avoid confrontation at all costs. But this quote is about exposure more than engagement, saying that the coward is more exposed, meaning that they are more likely to find themselves in situations that could lead to quarrel. If we blow with the wind, no wonder we may get caught up in a hurricane…
Have you ever been injured by a friend, someone you trusted, and they hurt you? Or, have you ever been the cause of injury to a friend? Sometimes these things happen, and regardless of what side you are on, it never feels good. Thomas Jefferson was quoted as saying:
“An injured friend is the bitterest of foes.” – Thomas Jefferson
Clearly he had experienced such a falling out, and from this quote I would imagine that it did not work out well for him.It also is clear that his conclusion that an injured friend not only becomes a foe, but the bitterest of foes, is worldly wisdom and not Biblical. It is true that a hurt friend may be hard to win back…