(September 21, 2014)
Cyrus the Great is an interesting figure, and one from whom we can learn a great deal. Here is a man who did not have the truth, nor was he part of the chosen people of the Lord. And yet, because of the virtues he did develop (administration, respect, and so forth) he became someone that the Lord was able to work through.
We may be imperfect, and we may see imperfections in all of those around us. But if we work to develop into the best people we can be, the Lord will find a use for us and we too will be able to be a part (great or small) in the Lord’s plan. And that should be enough for each of us.