“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”
I’m so reblogging this to offend liberals.
His Creator strings him carefully on the instrument He has planned for him, and tunes him to a perfect pitch from which may come forth beautiful sound.
He is best when he is in tune.
As he journeys through life, adversity may heat his cord to a lower pitch, or prosperity coax his virtue to chill and tighten, unused. Without constant adjustment and tuning, his pitch will become almost unrecognizable from that which it was initially.
He may tune himself back to pitch, if he is wise, but it is very difficult to reach that perfect frequency. The constant playing of the string will bend the note to some degree, the shifts in environment even more so. And so he must tune again, and again, always tuning and fine tuning to remain a clear and sonorous pitch.
So must we all continually reexamine and fine-tune our own virtue. In adversity we are prone to slacken our moral code for the sake of avoiding strife, in prosperity we may grow lax and cease to worry about our spiritual health. As the string player must constantly adjust his strings to lie in tune with themselves and with the ensemble he finds himself performing with, we must to always, day after day, reaffirm ourselves in our virtue. If we do not, we will find ourselves in the midst of adversity playing in some foreign key from our Conductor; we will lose the integrity that set us on our course in the first place.
So let us pray, and ask God for the strength of will and courage to face ourselves, to retune the strings of our souls, and to play on in the symphony of life renewed daily in our virtue and conviction.