The Chasm Between Black and White
…” you have come from a very sad place. Listen. There will be more joy in heaven over the tear-bathed face of a repentant sinner than over the white robes of a hundred just men. If you emerge from that sad place with thoughts of hatred and of wrath against mankind, you are deserving of pity; if you emerge with thoughts of good-will and peace, you are more worthy than any of us.”
— Bishop Myriel, “Les Miserables” by Victor Hugo
It is when only you emerge unscathed and uncorrupted from the muck of adversity, having been tested by the fires at the very lines of engagement where the battles between the proverbial Good and Evil are most fierce, do you know the true strength that you possess.
Hiding high in a moral ivory tower where the divide of Black and White is so ‘clearly’ visible, we cannot know our strengths in withstanding the temptations or calls of urgent need when you are toeing that fine line between Black and White. While the “gray” border seems insignificant and non-existent from the high tower that many of us sit – for those who reside in that gray border, it is a world wide and the actual divide between Black and White is not visible.