Good men are like snow plows.
They are prepared to protect and serve their cities. They do not work for recognition. They first have to prepare themselves before they can help others.They usually start early and end late. They are equipped with dangerous but good equipment. Sharp plows and loud, strong engines. They are not made to be attractive but made to carry a large load and share a burden, one that is not their own. They enable those around them to flourish by clearing the way.
Stay out of the way of a plow. Clanky chains. Slightly reckless. Don’t play chicken. Get behind them and follow. For they will lead you to the clearing and make you paths traversable. No thanks necessary – just a smile and maybe a coffee.
The unfortunate truth is that if a plow goes astray he is more dangerous than others. The tools he has make him a threat when driven by the wrong motives. He needs snow to plow and people, a city to serve. When he doesn’t have these he rusts, and loses his edge. Or worse, uses his skills and build for selfish and potentially harmful purposes.
As men, there are always people to serve and snow covered roads to plow. But the question remains, have you equipped yourself with a plow and pushing ahead or are you snowed-in sipping on hot chocolate?