A price to be paid

Sometimes battles have to be fought.  We do not live in a perfect society with no injustices.  Our forefathers saw a great injustice and prepared to fight England over their right to be free.

Patrick Henry, “It is in vain, sir, to extenuate the matter. Gentlemen may cry, Peace, Peace — but there is no peace. The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!”  (Wikipedia – Patrick Henry March 23, 1775)

Winning the battle was not easy.  Some days the tide shifted to the Colonials, and some days the Brits were the winners. And yet they fought on.

Even after the war was over, the new United States of America had a struggle.  They could not buy goods from England, they were now on their own in so many ways and it was tough.  About 20 years later they were again in a war against their former homeland.

My passion for liberty is not quite as great as Mr. Henry’s, but I stand up to those who would hold women down as second class citizens in the church and in the home.  Won’t you join me?

Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle?

About bwebaptistwomenforequality

Shirley Taylor writes with humor and common sense, challenging the church body to reclaim equality for Christian women.
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4 Responses to A price to be paid

  1. Mabel Yin says:

    Shirley, count me in:-)


  2. Marg Mowczko says:

    Great post! Count me in too!


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