The Light Inside the Ferguson Darkness
Other members of the Ferguson community awaken in the morning, morning after morning, to help one another pick up the shattered pieces and sweep away the ruin. Mathew Thurman, a resident of Ferguson, talked with Shepard Smith on Fox News Tuesday night about his concern about his community. Frustrated with outsiders crashing and trashing his community, Thurman has been active in picking up the trash and keeping Ferguson clean, eager to keep Ferguson’s image positive. He is equally intent on providing an opportunity for the people of the Ferguson community to express themselves in a positive, peaceful manner. Heroic, once again.
Abigail Adams said, “It is not in the still calm of life, or the repose of a pacific station, that great characters are formed. The habits of a vigorous mind are formed in contending with difficulties. Great necessities call out great virtues. When a mind is raised and animated by scenes that engage the heart, then those qualities, which would otherwise lay dormant, wake into life and form the character of the hero and the statesman.”
Tragic as the events have been in Ferguson, they are eased by the men and women who have answered the call of duty to not only their friends and community, but to reason. Upon such pillars, justice is served and a republican form of government preserved.