“You will never know the true cost of our grand experiment.”

– John Adams

National Dudley on True Cost

NATIONAL DUDLEY ON TRUE COST

I’m apt to forget things. I’m even apt to forget the things I’ve forgotten.

But when I heard Andy Stanley share this quote in his July 5, 2015 message, I remembered.

John Adams grew up in meager circumstances as a well respected farmer/deacon’s son in the Puritan church. Against his father’s wishes, he opted against becoming a minister and into the law to feed his passion for prestige and to better his chances of becoming great.

At 32 he wrote a series of op-ed pieces for the local paper and felt internally that his Puritan ethic of contentiousness held him back in his political ambitions. With no fortune or farms, he simultaneously pushed for American Independence to the Continental Congress AND defended (unsuccessfully) the British soldiers accused of the Boston Massacre.

I mean this to say that John Adams was just a young father/husband/attorney trying to make decisions day by day. He risked what little he had on a system of government and set of rules that was an experiment—a maybe-this-will-work.

What do you think?

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