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Friday, September 7, 2012

The World Of Men

By David Burnell
Founder and C.E.O, OPSGEAR®

David "Jager" Burnell
I ask myself again as I have in times past, "Why go among the world of men?" Home is safe and somewhat predictable, whereas the world of men is unforgiving and complex in its structure, motives and reality.

I come from men who have always been willing to go into that world without hesitation. My father, and his before him and his father before. My brother, my nephews and so on. The world of men I speak of is the gritty world where life and death hang in a balance influenced by the heavens and activated by the angels who appoint men unto life or death based on a Godly plan. We as mortals often do not know this timing and we act in faith, hoping, knowing that we act to change a world wherein men have taken, tarnished and laden the innocent with mounds of oppression.

The world of men has risk and is sharp and unforgiving. It is produced as a result of the fall of man and essential to the plan of God. It is fraught with startling realities and fearful conflicts. This world where men have beckoned power and control is only mitigated by other men who act. Men who not only see but do. Men who indeed know that, "I am my brother's keeper".

I, this day, like my fathers and brothers before me, go into that world...again. Openly and oddly, without controlling fear I go and do. I want no praise or acknowledgement this day or the next. I desire only to help others so that they may also go and do. To get men to rise above themselves and risk! Good men must go or evil men will prevail. Small humble ways are how we do this. In our homes first, then among our friends, neighbors and then, when called upon by the strangest of ways, "the world".

My friends, my family, we have a moral obligation to act this day, wherever we are, to lift, love, learn, listen and laugh with our brothers and sisters of the world.