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“God’s Will, My Liege!”

08 Feb

henry v of england Painting is in "The Ro...

Henry the Fifth of England painting is in “The Royal Collection” . (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Shakespeare’s version of Henry the Fifth addressing his soldiers. Outnumbered 5 to 1, Henry rallies his troops.

This speech isn’t real life . . . but it could be . . . and should be.

But the speech, no matter how fictional the words, still illustrates a point that’s absolutely true:  one man who stands up at the right time and place to speak with passion can change history.

One man.

video

00:03:32

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=dDZVxbrW7Ow

 
5 Comments

Posted by on February 8, 2013 in Spiritual War, Values, Video, War

 

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5 responses to ““God’s Will, My Liege!”

  1. kansascase

    February 8, 2013 at 10:41 PM

    Or one woman with a Will, Tenacity, and a “Calling” from the Father … “It only takes a spark to get a fire going…”

     
  2. Chris Cains

    February 9, 2013 at 12:52 AM

    Little beknownst to the average citizen, there’s another significant fact about Henry’s soliloquie:

    The green Berets required their recruits to memorize it! “We Few, we happy few…”.

    If you’ve never been a SPEC OPS WARRIOR, this may be a bit of a stretch, but, for those of us who gave up other fortunes, to follow the need to care for, protect & teach, Henry’s admonition reaches our inner most being, reminding us that it’s NOT the glory, it’s the DOING that counts!

    Credit will, (eventually), come…oh yes! It will…though MUCH, MUCH latter. But!

    THAT’S NOT WHY WE DO IT! It’s because we must, because if we don’t, then MANY shall perish, and, because WE ARE THERE and WE ARE TEAM!

    We are there, at the moment…we CAN resist..and…we MUST do what we must do! We cannot turn away…we cannot think of ourselves…we cannot deny the course…we must simply do what must be done, to the best of our ability…We MUST “STAY THE COURSE BEN MORGAN!”, come what may!

    Our brothers, (by our side — our “TEAM”), deserve our very best, regardless the cost…and…we expect the same from them!

    And so…when next “Crispin Day arrives”, and those who slept safely sit ’bout the tavern, and they remmenice…they will recall those who were there…oh yes! They will! As they always have!

    But, we…”We happy few” will REMEMBER what was there…how it was…and WHY it was…and what we did…no man, nor being, can take that from us! So, let us march forward…let us BE THERE!

     
  3. Richard

    February 9, 2013 at 6:03 PM

    I am afeared that this time….. all who hear the clarion cry, shall have to be … here. Else, there shall be no further day for besieged America.

     
    • Chris Cains

      February 10, 2013 at 10:17 PM

      The simple truth of our present predicament is that we have little, or no, unity…So,,,what to do!?!

      Well, Henry was quite right…he realized what he had, that those thousands of armored Frenchmen had not…WEAPONS THAT FAR SURPASSED THEIRS!!!

      The British “LONGBOW”!

      Keep that in mind, in the days to come…either, out maneuver..or, out position, & certainly, out gun, those who oppose you!. BUT!

      DO NOT try to out wait them!?!

       
  4. Anthony Clifton

    February 10, 2013 at 10:45 AM

    curious how the characteristics of the Ephraimites manifest over time

    from shibboleth to wallowing in slime

    while digging ever deeper insist they are in a climb

    and its all your fault and never mine

    http://www.marketwatch.com/story/rain-man-says-libor-scandal-goes-much-higher-2013-02-09?pagenumber=2

    how sublime

     

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