I've seen that quote quite a few times lately on Twitter. I like it, because not only is it a great statement, but very true. Having just celebrated Easter, many people were in church, some probably for only one of two times they will go during the year; the other being Christmas. Jesus Christ always stood up for what He believed in. He stood for righteousness and God's will and people hated Him for it. We shouldn't be shocked to have opposition when we stand for what's right. It will most definitely come.
I've had my share of confrontation. I've gotten used to it. When I know something is right and true, I hold my ground. Not everybody likes it, or me. So what? I'm not out to make everybody happy. I don't subscribe to this way of thinking that is popular these days, I liken it to socialist republicanism, where you can't do or say anything that may offend or hurt someone. Sports in America has fallen into this trap. Athletes cannot hit hard in football anymore, catchers can't be run over at the plate and basketball players can't swing their elbows to ward off a tenacious defender trying to steal the ball away from them. If they break these rules, they are penalized. I can't stand this new way of playing. That's why I'd rather watch old game films, when tough men played the games the way they are supposed to be played. If I stand my ground and it offends someone, then so be it.
Here is an example: I was asked to participate in a Civil War monument dedication service. I presented the facts as they occurred in history. A Confederate nut wanted me to adjust the speech to vilify Yankees while making the Southerners out to be saints. I wouldn't do it. The ardent Rebel got mad. So what? I gave my presentation and most people loved it. They said so to me - and him. Here was his reaction, and I quote: "I'm going to steal your thunder. I'm going to tell this story the way I want to, at every camp meeting I go to." Really? I didn't step on his toes, so why he should he step on mine? It made me angry, but I didn't argue with an idiot. Instead, I let him make a fool out of himself while I got asked to give that same presentation at other venues. People like my (the true) version, and do not pay attention to him. I have an enemy, but friends, as well.
People want to hear the truth, whether they admit it or not. Okay, a growing number would rather believe a lie, but there are those that look for folks to have enough guts to stand up for what's right. I'm one of them.