“Veni, Vidi, Vici”
– Alexander the Great
Testament to the lifestyle of a great man.
By the age of thirty three, he had conquered much of the known world.
Tough act to follow?
I would say so.
I think I understand what one of the chief motivations of my generation has to be.
We have been told each and every day, in one way or another, about how great the generations before us were in comparison to us.
Is it true?
Maybe yes, maybe no.
That’s a debate for another time.
I have referred to my generation as a powder keg, a boiler ready to explode.
But the right fuse is hard to find.
That is the way a lot of us see it.
That couldn’t be farther from the truth.
Our generation struggles with a serious Napoleon complex. We feel unfulfilled in the presence of previous generations. We constantly want to know what difference we can make. This is why we will do anything, from “occupying” Wall Street to waving signs in front of just about anything.
1 Timothy 4:12- Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity.
Probably a verse you’ve heard a few times. It happens to be new to me.
What we do not seem to understand is that we have a cause.
It is right in front of our faces.
But the cause has been wildly misunderstood.
It is not about hate.
It is about just the opposite.
It is not about judgment.
It, yet again, is about just the opposite.
No matter the reasons why, that is a problem that can only be corrected through a positive example.
You want to be great?
I’ll tell you about Someone who is looking for those great individuals.
You want to be remembered?
There is a cause that can ensure that you will forever be remembered.
Do you think it is possible that Philip, Alexander’s father, thought that his son would eventually overshadow even his greatest exploits? And even if he did, do you think the idea even crossed his mind that it would all happen before he had reached the age of forty?
Let’s show our predecessors that we not only have it in us to be their equals, but to surpass them.
Let’s show them that we not only have a cause, but that the cause is just.
Vaya con Dios