Epileptic, small, frail, quiet, shy...these aren’t words that normally come to mind when we think of great leaders. And although James Madison was all of the above, very few people in the world have had as much impact on the course of history as he has.
Perhaps his poor health allowed him more opportunity to pursue his studies.
Maybe rising to his challenges helped him develop courage, patience, and perseverance.
In any case, he used his talents freely to help create a great nation that has blessed millions of people. He loved his country and showed it in his words and deeds.
James Madison’s many accomplishments are a tribute to his character, and stand as an inspiring example for Americans through the ages. Even people with heavy trials can be a powerful influence for good. In fact, many people who accomplish great deeds have faced seemingly insurmountable obstacles. But strength is born in the struggle. No act of goodness or service is ever lost.
May we each rise to our unique challenges and opportunities.
It’s our turn to make a difference for America!