Monday, February 13, 2012

A Thought

The world needs good men and women who cannot be bought;
Whose word is their bond;
Who put character above wealth;
Who possess opinions and a will;
Who are larger than their vocations;
Who do not hesitate to take chances;
Who will not lose their individuality in a crowd;
Who will be as honest in small things as in great things;
Who will make no compromise with wrong;
Whose ambitions are not confined to their own selfish desires;
Who will not say they do it ‘because everyone else does’;
Who are true to their friends through good report and bad;
In adversity as well as in prosperity;
Who do not believe that shrewdness, cunning, and hardheadedness are the best qualities for winning success;
Who are not ashamed or afraid to stand for the truth when it is unpopular;
Who say ‘no’ with emphasis, although the rest of the world says ‘yes’.

-          Ted Engstrom, The Making of a Christian Leader

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