Sunday, October 9, 2011

Don't Give Up

So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up. (Galatians 6:9, NLT)

During World War II when Great Britain's back was against the wall defending herself against seemingly overwhelming odds with the unrelenting onslaught of
Hitler's military might and the unyielding bombing by the German Luftwaffe.

Winston Churchill was asked to address the students at Harrow School, the school that Churchill himself had attended as a student. The following is the speech that
he gave that day:

"Never give in--never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.”

The story that he then sat down without saying any more is probably apocryphal but the truth and impact of what he said still stands. Churchill and Britain never gave up and neither should you.

DAY LIGHTERS by Nico Bougas. Available from

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