Sunday, December 9, 2012

Put Not Your Trust in Princes

Put not your trust in princes:  In the children of men, in whom there is no salvation.  His spirit shall go forth, and he shall return into his earth: in that day all their thoughts shall perish.

Two thoughts:

  1. The plans of most princes, like those of most of us, perish long before the die. 
  2. This works both ways.  Our hope does not lie in princes -- or Founding Fathers -- because they inevitably die and cannot make their good visions permanent.  On the other hand, although it may often feel that an oppressing tyrant's reign will never end, or that a bad trend will keep getting worse forever, mortality touches them, too.

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