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A Proverb From the Parliament

Peace Tower, Canadian Parliament Buildings

Yes, the quote is up there somewhere. (photo by Montrealais, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported)

Where there is no vision, the people perish.

Proverbs 29:18 (KJV)

 This quote happens to be inscribed on the Parliament Buildings of Canada, and it struck me the other day – it’s a pretty fitting quote for a government. A huge part of the apathy with politics is that people don’t believe politicians have a vision, or are willing to stand up for what’s right. Or, people believe politicians’ “vision” is to stay in power no matter what.

Of course, this being a proverb from the Bible, there’s a few more layers of meaning to the quote than that. The next bit emphasizes that to prevent perishing, you have to do what’s right. After all, if you follow the wrong visions, that’s not much use either. (See History for multiple examples…)

Proverbs can be quite thought-provoking…


Note: apologies to all whose blogs I haven’t visited recently… I’m entering the busy period again. I plan to have more time soon!


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