Thought for the Week

High atop the United States Capitol dome in Washington D. C. stands the statue of the stately “Freedom Lady”, almost 20 feet high.  Her face is framed by a crest of stars.  A shield of stars and stripes is in her left hand.  The Sculptured Freedom Lady was brought from Rome during a fierce storm, and the captain ordered some cargo thrown overboard.  The sailors wanted to include the heavy statue, but the captain refused, shouting above the wind. “NO! NEVER! We’ll flounder before we throw ‘Freedom’ away.”