This is the statue of William Wallace, the esteemed freedom fighter of Scotland. After Wallace’s death, his successor Robert the Bruce begged to see his commander before he was buried:
“Show me that heroic face from whose beams my heart first caught the fire of virtue!”
May the Lord unveil to us that face that is the fairest and most beautiful of them all and may we caught the fire of virtue! 2 Corinthians 4:6 – For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
“Because Jesus Christ alone is the Lord of glory, we are to reject the kinds of pretense and discrimination toward other people that depend on a working theory of our own personal superiority. Because of His glory, we are able to relax, without the need to impress other people with our glory. This becomes for us a reason for humility and an altogether healthy antidote to pretentiousness or discrimination toward others.
I know One who deserves the glory, so my head is not so easily turned by the lesser luminosities of life.”
— Earl Palmer
“The more genuine and the deeper our community becomes,
the more will everything else between us recede,
the more clearly and purely will Jesus Christ and His work become the one and only thing that is vital between us”
— Dietrich Bonhoeffer