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St. Adelaide of Italy

The second and final paragraphs of this document brought tears to my eyes for two reasons. Such bravery, conviction, honor, and committment among men is inspiring. Yet to see it replaced in today's society with such complacency and self-centeredness is disheartening, especially as I see it in my own life. Thank you for reminding me of where I live and how this country came to be.

It reminded me that my life ought also be filled with honor, bravery, and conviction enough to stand up for those who cannot defend themselves and however I can, enable those around me to maintain their unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

Only in putting off own my self-centered pursuits, safety, and security, as our forefathers did (for they pledged to each other their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor to one another in order to attain freedom) and putting others' needs, safety and security above my own do I find true freedom and happiness as well.

This lofty goal, I know, can only be realized by depending on Divine Strength, as did our forefathers, because by my own strength, I can do nothing but be self-centered and complacent. Thus, only in dependence upon Divine Strength and "with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence", do I bravely pursue true happiness and enjoy true freedom.

Thank you again, St. More.

St. Adelaide of Italy

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