Into the breach

Interesting, isn’t it?  The expression, “into the breach!”.  A breach is a rift or gap.  The expression comes from Shakespeare’s Henry V.  King Harry is calling to his exhausted men during an assult upon the walls of Harfleur in Act Three.  The full line is:

Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more; Or close the wall up with our English dead.    Act 3, Henry V.

Shall we abandon those exhausted among us who are fighting for their lives?  Shall we turn our heads and walk away?  Shall we ignore their cries.  Or, shall we instead, bear one another’s burdens?  Shall we stand in the gap?  Shall we go into the breach with them?  Comfort them?  Love them?  Cry with them?  Give them hope?

 

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About linnysue

Just an ordinary girl living with chronic illness and surviving physically, emotionally and spiritually by the grace of God
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