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The Men of Iron Minute

by Chad Zueck | Director of Content Creation

Great and Mighty


Have you ever noticed that people who suffer the most often grasp reality better than those who haven’t walked down suffering road? Of course, suffering comes in many forms; thus, we should not compare one’s suffering with another. Suffering. No one is immune from its sting. A military hero returning from war-torn by the atrocities and grieved by the loss of his brothers. A mother who loses a child. A dad loses his job because of unjust conspiracies and untold conflicts. Though none of it is the same, it doesn’t lessen the pain one feels. God, in His grace, allows the rest of us to glean from their wisdom without grappling with their pain. One such person is Hellen Keller. When she was very young, Keller lost her vision and hearing, but she was not dismayed. Her disability fueled her ability to learn, advocate, and write.[1] Accolades and success can cloud purpose and perspective, but Keller’s perspective shines even more. She shares, “I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble. The world is moved along, not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes but also the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker.”

 

We, as men, long to be great and do great things for our King. Could we have been missing something? Greatness and nobility can be found in the minuscule and still mingle with the mighty. This means that small and insignificant are rarely that small and unimportant.

 

So, as we…

+ Take our wives on an ice cream cone date.

+ Go to the ballpark to watch our kids practice.

+ Mow your neighbor’s lawn.

+ Serve in the church’s youth group.

+ Take that extra five minutes to talk with your kids.

+ Get that training in though you don’t feel like it.

+ Follow through on that mentorship commitment.

+ Or a million other possibilities.

 

Do small and mighty things greatly.

 

Do something.

Dare greatly.

Be a better man.

 

 

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[1] https://www.perkins.org/qa-a-factual-look-at-helen-kellers-accomplishments/#:~:text=Keller%20lost%20her%20vision%20and,before%20her%20formal%20education%20began.