Dec 6, 2006

Is fearr clú ná conach -- A good name is better than riches.

I was thrilled to find this proverb in Irish. In the front of my book, Three Finger: The Mordecai Brown Story, we have: "A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold." Proverbs 22:1 (NIV)

Mordecai Peter Centennial Brown, better known as Three Finger Brown, had a good many names because he was well liked. He had some Welsh and Irish heritage as well, so this proverb fit him.

My son, who home schools over the Internet, had to come up with a verse in response to reading The Death of Salesman. I suggested this one. It seemed to fit. What people think of us and our character is worth more than worldly treasure.

Something to think about......