Precious anxiety. Occasionally, we run so hard from the unknown that we leave the tried, the treasured, and the trustworthy we know behind. We have developed a precious anxiety that steals our lives. Linger a while. If you must run, run toward what you know brings good to you and others. – Joey Cope
Justice isn’t what you may think it is — at least not in today’s political environment. We want justice to be about others and goodness and all those other high values. While political leaders are trying to package themselves as champions of justice, it is, for the most part, only a portion of their sales pitch. If you’re following someone who tries to convince you that improving his or her position in life is going to benefit you, you’re following the wrong person. The true leader doesn’t complain about his or her own plight, but instead steps aside to address the challenges of the many.
Are you one who loves to dream, to float, to bask in what could be? We need those dreamers. Yet we also must have those who move ideas to vision even when this attraction to action wakes us from our dreams. – Joey Cope
Stories of prominent leaders often feature the bright and dark moments from a secure site hidden away from the danger. Meanwhile, other players in the drama, those “also appearing,” strive and pay the price on those bloody battlegrounds that were manufactured in safety. For all of those — on both sides of the conflict — who walk treacherous paths and surrender all, we pause to remember. – Joey Cope