Monday, March 31, 2008

Immortal Until the Day Appointed

After a particularly fierce battle, General "Stonewall" Jackson was asked by a subordinate how he could remain so calm in the presence of so much danger. He replied, "Captain, my religious belief teaches me to feel as safe in battle as in bed. God has fixed the time for my death. I do not concern myself about that, but to be always ready, no matter when it may overtake me." He added, after a pause, looking the soldier full in the face: "That is the way all men should live, and then all would be equally brave."

I wonder if the people in this video lived "equally brave"?

1 comment:

Derek said...

Hi Pastor Gene,

Nice post. Interesting thing about one of the car crashes in the video. The one that took place at 119th & 53rd (it's on the lower left hand side of the screen) involved a former co-worker of my mother. He was driving the car that pulled out in front of the other vehicle. My mother's co-worker survived the crash but he was badly hurt and had a long recovery time.