Usually I just ignore news stories about the British royal family. What is interesting about childish adults with too big an allowance and too little responsibility? Do I really want to know?
Here is an exception. Why the exception? There was a time when members of the British royal family still took their titles seriously. For awhile, even after the British Parliament had taken from the crown what remained of its once great powers, members the royal family still tried to lead. They tried to lead by example.
I suppose that to most of us the power of a good example does not sound like much. Perhaps that is because all of us can exercise this power, but I suspect the real reason is that setting a good example is extremely difficult. Setting a good example requires hard work, and that work never ends. Whenever we slacken in our efforts, we lose so much. Nevertheless, when we are dead and buried, what people will remember about us most of all is the example we set. Therefore, I suggest you read Julie’s post and consider, what even the greatest kings and queens have done we can do too. We can too set a good example.
What if we don’t try to set a good example. We may set a bad example. Good or bad, one way or another, we will set an example. With God’s help, we can strive to set a good one, and with God’s help we may succeed.
“What you are to do without me I cannot imagine.”
George Bernard Shaw
“The strongest men are the most alone.”
Anyone who might have watched the funeral Saturday for Prince Philip,
or even caught a passing news story regarding his service,
undoubtedly saw the painful image of an elderly woman clad in black, stooped
with age, sitting alone in a cavernous and seemingly empty sanctuary.
Donning a black mask–attempting to breath, shedding tears, mouthing
the ancient words to an ancient faith…muffled and hindered–all adding
to the heaviness of grief.
It matters not that she just happens to be the current sitting Queen
of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland along with
other realms, as well as head of the Commonwealth and Defender of the Faith…
On Saturday, Elizabeth that elderly woman, was very much alone.
Elizabeth is the only ruling leader, from around this great…
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