We’ve long said that March comes in and goes out inversely like a Lion or a Lamb. The thought of being one or the other may be a bit frightening for men. Especially in a culture that no longer appreciates the fierce and bold virtues that once marked manhood.
We’ve often been told that men need to be the alpha. And this of course, relates to the idea that we need to be the most aggressive wolf (or lion) in the pack (or pride).
They tell us to show now mercy, to build and demonstrate strength. To strive to lead at all costs.
I don’t buy into the whole “alpha male” nonsense.
What are we, animals?
No. We are men! And men come in different strokes and sizes.
If the whole pack of wolves was alpha… You know the pack would die right?
There are different roles in the pack.
And we are supposed to be better then the animals…. And they already know that everyone can’t be alpha!
Sometimes, we need to live aggressively. Sometimes we need to lead the pack. But sometimes, we need to follow, to obey, to submit. To show compassion, to show mercy, to show love.
Honestly, I think what we need more on this planet is more men that know when to lead, and when to follow.
Historically, Jesus gets a lot of flack of saying “the meek will inherit the earth.”
For some reason, the english word meek has a connotation of weakness and lowliness.
But the word in the greek – πράος (práos) was often use to describe a horse that had been “broken” for saddle riding. That horse is obedient to his master – but you still can’t deny it’s strength, and the passion inside of it. The word implies “strength under control.”
I think what we need in this world are men who don’t think of themselves higher than they are. Men who have the strength to crush, but the self-control to know when not to.
Men who know when to lead and when to follow.
Men! Rise up and lead, love and learn!