Forget Political Correctness, We Need Real Men

As politically incorrect as it is to say, our country needs men to step up…and I mean real men. There are red flags everywhere, including churches, that our country is suffering from a systemic breakdown of modeling and teaching of biblical manhood. The current flood of allegations of sexual assault being the accepted norm in media, entertainment and government is appalling, and shows that bullies have very few real men to fear anymore as they take advantage of those around them.

There is a poem/prayer written over 100 years ago that recently caught my eye. I can’t say it any better, and therefore, submit these words as a thought and prayer for our country today:

“God give us men! A time like this demands strong minds,

great hearts, true faith, and ready hands;

Men whom the lust of office does not kill;

Men whom the spoils of office cannot buy;

Men who possess opinions and will;

Men who have honor; men who will not lie;

Men who can stand before a demagogue

and damn his treacherous flatteries without winking!

Tall men, sun-crowned, who live above the fog

In public duty and private thinking;

For while the rabble, with their thumb-worn creeds,

Their large professions and their little deeds,

Mingle in selfish strife, lo! Freedom weeps,

Wrong rules the land and waiting Justice sleeps.”

– “God Give Us Men!” by Josiah Gilbert Holland


About cchrisholland

...husband, dad, pastor, teacher, and chronic day-dreamer
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