Patrick Henry was one of our Founding Fathers and governor of Virginia. He was a promoter of the American Revolution and led wide ranging movements for independence in Virginia. He is well know for his fight against corruption and undue control by governmental officials. He spoke out for the freedom of the individual and less control by the Federal Government over the States; a battle which is still going on today. He was even thought by many to oppose the United States Constitution. His concern seemed to be more directed toward those who would use the Constitution to take away the freedom of others rather than grant individual freedom as originally intended. Fast forward 230+ years and many are trying to do that to us now. He is probably best know for his words; “Give me Liberty, or give me Death!” Another for which he was famous, was when he said; “For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it may cost, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst and provide for it.” Really think about that. Are we blindly following those who would enslave and oppress us? Are we merely too lazy to speak up for our own freedom in hopes someone else will do it? How many of you have a loved one who died for our freedom? Will we let them die absolutely and completely in vain? Am I a fan of Patrick Henry? Not really. Am I wanting to be a Historian? Absolutely not. I am a Christian and as I read and learn more of what made this Nation great, I see a move away from our religious beliefs and faith in God. We are too quick to look toward the wisdom of man and away from the wisdom of God. His very inspired Word teaches us: 1 Corinthians 2:1-7 Selected; “I did not come with eloquence or superior wisdom but truth about Jesus Christ and Him crucified. Not coming with wise and persuasive words, but a demonstration of the Spirit’s power, so that your faith might not rest on men’s wisdom, but on God’s power. We do, however, speak a message of wisdom not of this age or of the rulers of this age but of God’s wisdom.” Have we become too educated and self-seeking to accept the teachings of Jesus Christ; who when asked by the Pharisees which of the commandments was the greatest said; Mark 12:30-31; “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. The second is this, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.” Love God and love others! It doesn’t get much simpler than that. We must be willing to die to self in order to live for Him.