Noble Heart

As a former Outlaw and ne’er-do-well (although if you look up the latter word, I was never lazy), and a present follower of Christ and Curator of Truth, I have always been enchanted and fascinated by things of Medieval Times. Which on the one hand was a bloody time and on the other an era of noble deeds and noble hearts.

Knights, Castles, Moats, and Dragons evoke for me a sense of faith and nobleness in the heart which I admire. Live-action-faith not the wishy-washy kind of girly-type faith (no offense ladies).

I believe the trait of nobility in our hearts is something missing in much of North America today and that dearth of character couldn’t be better illustrated than the with the current Presidential Election.

no·bil·i·ty nōˈbilədē/
noun
1.the quality of being noble in character, mind, birth, or rank.
synonyms: virtue, goodness, honor, decency, integrity; magnanimity, generosity, selflessness
“the nobility of his deed”

Take a look at our current choices for President.
Could there be two less appealing people on the planet to choose between?

 

 

 

These two characters could use a lesson from myth, legend, and medieval times. If I ruled the world, I would sit them in a corner and make them learn by heart the Code of Chivalry from the legend of King Arthur which reads:

  • To never do outrage nor murder (not to assault or murder anybody) This one fits many of the outlaws I’ve known, not most, but many.
  • Always to flee treason (do not commit treason, a crime against your country or king)
  • To by no means be cruel but to give mercy unto him who asks for mercy (Do not be mean. Grant mercy to those who ask, even in combat.)
  • To always do ladies, gentlewomen and widows succor (‘succor’ is an old word for help; this means that the knight must promise to help women if they need it. Note that this does not necessarily include peasantry.)
  • To never force ladies, gentlewomen or widows (never ‘harm’ women. Note that this does not necessarily include peasantry.)
  • Not to take up battles in wrongful quarrels for love or worldly goods (do not even join in fights over anything less than God or country)

Now I know that Hillary Clinton supporters would apply this mostly to Donald Trump and that would be the quick, easy answer. I agree that he has publicly displayed his disregard for the thought of a noble heart, but I point you to the last question posed by an undecided voter in attendance at the Second Presidential Debate before you decide which candidate’s heart is more noble or less evil.

‘Can you name one positive thing you respect in one another?’

 


Mrs. Clinton said, “I respect his children. His children are incredibly able and devoted, and I think that says a lot about Donald.” She said more, but she didn’t say anything directly positive about Donald Trump which pointed to her heart which I believe Mr. Trump said was evil.

On the other hand, Donald Trump chose the high road, something which Hillary claims her campaign has done. Who believes that? I don’t believe Mrs. Clinton even believes that which again points to her heart.

Mr. Trump said:

I will say this about Hillary: She doesn’t quit. She doesn’t give up. I respect that. I tell it like it is. She’s a fighter. I disagree with much of what she’s fighting for, I do disagree with her judgment in many cases, but she does fight hard and she doesn’t quit and she doesn’t give up and I consider that to be a very good trait.”

I ask you, who showed the most nobility? Who chose the high road?

 

 

One thought on “Noble Heart

  1. Sabiscuit

    I think that it was a good last question for the debate. As I understand it, their families socialised together, so it is testimony to how dishonest politics is when you see them disparaging each other off in the campaign. I think it is possible to point out the deficiencies of each other’s policies and do so aggressively without the awfulness. If people were bothered about character or substance in the first place, all of this “new information”, which was actually in the public domain would have been noticed and commented on earlier. Neither of these candidates would have made it to the top of their parties’ tickets. I do not envy anyone who has to vote in this election. It is really the definition of being caught between the devil and a hard place.

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