“One life is all we have and we live it as we believe in living it.
But to sacrifice what you are and to live without belief,
that is a fate more terrible than dying.”
― Joan of Arc
She was silenced by nobles
by an unbelieving crowd,
accused of heresy
her visions disallowed!
But beneath the whisper
in a consecrated place,
she listened to the voices
and she held fast to grace
For courage was before her
and great was her strength
she upheld reason
even into death…
Her unexpected victories
turned the tide of the war
Her sacrifice and courage
can never be ignored
And they burned her beauty
but they never erased
for hers was the victory
for which we now rejoice….
Recently I have been studying some of the great people in History
who where either jailed or put to death for their beliefs.
Saint Joan of arc (The Maid of Orleans) has always been one of my heroines,
she heard voices and heeded the call to fight for what she believed in.
She was burnt at the stake as a witch and a heretic for the living that belief…
She was canonized after death.
It seems that throughout history great people died
and were chastised for their belief.
Galileo it’s an example, when he said the earth revolves around the sun.
He was sentenced to life imprisonment as a heretic.
Isn’t it a strange thing that there are those who have had to fight for truth?