“Strength does not come from a physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.” Gandhi

Acts of civil disobedience are never popular. By definition it almost always involves making a much maligned stand. I remember the film Gandhi. For me the most harrowing scene was the one where the Indians walk calmly towards the salt works while enduring vicious beatings, yet continue silently and courageously on their way.  It needs to be remembered that for all their formidable power and weaponry,  the British Empire in the end, had proven no match for  a quiet, peaceful man sporting  neither helmet,  weaponry nor armour, just a simple cloth robe. Incidentally he had grown to be loved and respected in Britain.

Gandhi’s Salt March

Gandhi in London

Who can forget Rosa Parks?  When Rosa had refused to give up her seat on the bus, she had helped bring about more change, than would ever have been achieved by other means. Her humble, defiant gesture, is still remembered today.

The Montgomery County Bus Boycott

Rosa Parks biography in her own words

My own view is  that rather than decrying young men who have the courage to kneel, in the face of great opposition, we should probably all be kneeling and getting ourselves right with God.