Today is the traditional day of Saint George the patron saint of Knights, Scouts, Canada, Catalonia, England, Ethiopia, Georgia, Greece, Montenegro, Portugal, Serbia, the cities of Istanbul, Ljubljana and Moscow, as well as a wide range of professions, organisations and disease sufferers.
Saint George is shrouded in Legend and no one really knows who he was or whathe really did. Some want him to be a great martial hero, some want him to be a non violence rolemodel, a social reformer and many other things. Historians are trying to dig up facts to show proof of different things so that one of our favorite Saints can be used to fit their agenda or to prove that the truth of Saint George has been used to further soone elses agenda.
But what about the legend, the myth, the story isn’t there room in todays society for Saint George of Legend, who rode out to face the evil Dragon, not knowing if he would survive the encounter or not. The little guy with a pure heart and noble spirit taking on the foul beast.
The human race have always told stories some true, some fiction, some a mixture of both. Isn’t it important especially in this age of lightning communication and deluge of information to revive the story telling. The grand and epic tales that speak of bravery and virtue; Self sacrifice and heroism.
Today lets celebrate the brave catalan Knight who rode out and smote the evil dragon, a man who stood up against evil for the sake of goodness. Let’s be inspired by that. Let’s stand up against evil today,lets be good for goodness sake!