Marcus Tullius Cicero – “No one was ever great without some portion of divine inspiration”
I am stuck on inspiration.
I am inspired by inspiration.
Anyway, I have been thinking about individuals who were receptive to divine inspiration.
A famous name came to mind, who has been immortalized by artists, from painters to playwrights, for centuries.
Joan of Arc.
She was born in what is now eastern France, and before she was twenty had led the French to several victories over the English in the Hundred Year War.
She claimed to have had visions from God, telling her to take back French lands long under English control.
Most people today dismiss her as a lunatic.
Or a fraud.
But was she?
Of course, as is a common problem for me,I don’t really know.
But there are holes in the argument.
How was she able to lead the French to victories without any military training?
Believe what you would like, and I will discontinue the history lesson you’ve all probably heard countless times.
But it made me think.
In the largely sexist world that existed in her time, she changed the very course of history.
And did I mention this was all before she turned twenty?
This young woman gained the respect of thousands.
They must have seen something more, because that would have been nigh impossible.
She must have been dripping with divine inspiration. It must have been almost tangible.
I believe we can all make a similar difference.
Call me naive.
Call me crazy.
But I feel that this world is primed for it.
It won’t have to do with swords and suits of armor.
But when it does happen, it will be hard to ignore.
Vaya con Dios
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