On a day of days in the day of our time, one must not relegate the past to oblivion and say it isn't so. If Tolstoy, Ghandi, and King stood for anything, it was for truth to prevail in the power of peace.
Courage within the ranks sees courage on its face and when courage is dismissed or simply does not reveal itself, the leader is absent not only in heart but in presence. The rank and file show themselves to be just that in a leaderless fight. There are battles to be won and lost, but without the courageous leader to go before in courage, the field of battle is taken by the swift who make themselves aware of what lies ahead. It is to the courageous leader that vision is transplanted into the hearts of the weak and the following in order for peace to come to pass in its time.
Peace does not come without travail and the visionary must recognize his own fate and be willing to pay the price of peace in the denial of self. It takes an other worldly type to lead to the other world of what true sustenance looks like. The visionary knows this for sure. But, why the wait? Why does this courageous leader take upon himself the virtue of patience while others see their demise?
Has his time come or is he waiting upon another? The relegation of patience must be to the many as well as to the one. Without the courageous leader, dispersion is imminent. Sight must see the inevitable, it is the due course of internal reconciliation. Better the man stand in due time and even better that the people in waiting stand down for the right time and season to come upon them. Privy is for all in due time.
To the one, I say, take courage and take courage you must when you must and not before. But you also must not wait another moment beyond the time of courage. Go to the mirror of truth and look at what you see. While you are glancing, corruption will knock on your door and you must let it pass knowing that the time has come for peaceful walk of travail.
Consider it not a time of violence, but of strength. Consider it not a time of war, but of resolve. Consider it not a time of death, but of life for true life lies beyond the mirror, it lies in the hearts of your children.