A friend of mine runs a wonderful mailing list called “Citation du jour” (Quotation of the day). He gathers good quotations from French and English-speaking sources, translates them and sends them out once a day to anyone who is interested. Today’s quotation was:
“Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus.”
“Concentrez toutes vos pensées sur le travail en cours. Les rayons du soleil ne brûlent que s’ils sont focalisés.”
Alexander Graham Bell (1847-1922)
This quotation made me reflect on a concern of mine about what we are trying accomplish here. More than one movement has fallen by the wayside because there was a lot of discontent but there was no clear message(s). This is not a call to create a “party line” – there is a lot of diversity of opinion here and that is what makes Isaac Brock special – lots of views expressed in a civil and thoughtful manner.
But let’s say that one day we actually have before us someone who has real power and who could make a real difference. And let’s say this person only has 5 minutes for us and he wants us to be short and sweet and to the point. “What do you want?” he/she asks. How would you answer that?