Fight the Good Fight

The Irish tell the story of a man who arrives at the gates of heaven and he asks to be let in and St. Peter says, “Of course. Show us your scars.” The man said, “I have no scars.” St. Peter says, “What a pity. Was there nothing worth fighting for?”

Martin Sheen, acceptance speech for the Laetare Medal at the University of Notre Dame delivered on May 17, 2008.

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