The story of the battle between David and Goliath is one many are familiar with. It is the tale often told about the concept of the weak fighting against the strong and prevailing. David not only persevered in his courageous quest, but he defeated his foe and won the battle. Despite the insurmountable odds, the diminutive man took on the colossal giant and became victorious in his deed.
Over these many years of life, I have avoided situations which caused daily living to become more complicated. Even while serving as a police officer, I tried to take the higher ground in most of the incidents I encountered. At times, this practice of avoidance has reaped great benefits and in others has caused problematic issues. There are times when this behavior pattern has allowed the patience needed to flourish and flow and in other instances when the lack of action stirred the warrior within me. In the present circumstances of my life, I feel the warrior emerging and becoming the predominant part of my being. Yet, the warrior of today, is not the combatant of yesterday. Instead, of preparing for battle with the disposition of a wounded beast, I am rising to the occasion with the wisdom of an elder, choosing a pen as my saber and my words as my shield.
“The pen is mightier than the sword” is an adage first coined almost 200 years ago. Although, it is a term I have heard used quite often in childhood, when my parents where exalting one of their fine-tuned life’s lessons, this proverb never held great meaning to me. However, in this time of life when my understanding has taken root and permeates throughout my heart and mind, these words have replaced my battle cry and turned it into the mantra of my spirit. I stand prepared for this battle which marches in my direction. It is one which has been brewing for these past several years. I pray for the civility of a strong constitution which provides me with the strength to move on. In this David and Goliath match which will culminate soon, I invoke the Angels to surround me with a sacred circle of light. May they aid me in boosting my courage so I may move fearlessly forward on my journey to reveal the truth. On this day of revelation, I ask God to help me to right the wrongs not only committed against myself, but the others who have been judged in an unfair manner as well.