May 16 – Daily Feast
There is a chance that a decision we make will lead us into battle, an inward and an outward battle against our own will and against the negative flow of the world in general. A cherished goal challenges us that we cannot do it – we can’t possibly do what smarter people have tried and failed to do. But chances are we have a source of wisdom that others may not have had, though everything points to their advantages over ours. Maybe we have a source that is more reliable, that no weapon formed against us can prosper. Chief John Ross taught the Cherokees to be persistent. Not a moment could be wasted in apathy, but we had to be there with muscles and mind toned and ready. The tribe’s willingness to follow through with honor and integrity helped us to survive.
~ Our cause is with God and good men, and there we are willing to leave it. ~
‘A Cherokee Feast of Days’, by Joyce Sequichie Hifler