At a pivotal moment in Braveheart, Wallace rides forth with the many men he has inspired to face their enemy on the field of battle. In this moment, his army joins forces with their other fellow Scotsmen, those not yet a part of the rebellion, those not there to fight. Rather, they are there to negotiate, accepting the enemy’s terms so they can retreat and live small. But just before they are bullied into compromising, William Wallace speaks:

WALLACE: I am William Wallace! And I see a whole army of my countrymen, here in defiance of tyranny. You’ve come to fight as free men—and free men you are. What will you do with that freedom? Will you fight?

VETERAN: Fight? Against that? No! We will run. And we will live.

WALLACE: Aye, fight and you may die. Run, and you’ll live—at least a while. And dying in your beds, many years from now, would you be willing to trade all the days, from this day to that, for one chance, just one chance, to come back here and tell our enemies that they may take our lives, but they’ll never take . . . our freedom!

Being entrusted with something valuable is a wonderful thing. There is an honor to it, and the conviction that I am enough. I’m enough to see it kept safe, and I’m enough to deliver it to where the owner wants it shared.

The Heart of a Warrior

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Men have a glorious and significant role in God’s Larger Story. They also are the target of a special warfare aimed continually and ruthlessly at the center of their being… their masculine hearts. Naivety and ignorance keep many men running in circles while misinformation and poor training keep many more in bondage. Men are wounded, frustrated, angry and being crushed under the weight of criticism and expectations. The attempted solutions of recent years is education; tell men what they are doing wrong and give them a list to memorize. This strategy isn’t working and its time we fall back to an Ancient One. What if we are setting men up for failure rather than helping them be free? Join author and guide, Michael Thompson, as he invites men to a place of training and orientation that will ensure both a settled heart and a fierce courage. A man cannot enter this battle without knowing he is a Beloved Son. After all, that is what the battle is all about!