Three Admirable Souls
April 27, 2005
Three Admirable Souls
There are different people that have certain qualities that make us admire them.
Some people have their own admirable souls. The three nationally known figures that I
admire and respect are Jackie Robinson, Billy Graham, and Condolezza Rice, due to all
of their recognizable tributes that they have given not only to their families but to
everyone around the world.
The first person I admire and respect is Jackie Robinson there are many reasons
for my admiration for Mr. Robinson. To begin with Jackie Robinson proved to be a man
of courage and self respect. He earned and proved this courage and self respect by
accepting a very challenging invitation to become the first African American to enter the
Major League Baseball, where there was only Caucasian players. For example, when he
first began to play he was faced with racism with this also came along, discrimination,
physical, and verbal abuse. While facing this racism, Jackie Robinson held on to proving
himself a man of self respect and looking forward to proving that a man should not be
valued or accepted by the color of his skin, but by the inward person, which makes us
who really are. Jackie Robinson behaved like a gentleman despite of all the challenges
before him and so by doing this he gained respect by those around him and opened
opportunities for other African American players to enter the National Baseball League.
These are the qualities of Jackie Robinson courage, humbleness, and self respect that
have come to make me admire and respect him.
The second person that I admire and respect is Billy Graham. Billy Graham is a
world famous evangelist that has been called to preach the Gospel according to his
religious belief. Billy Graham began his ministry in the United States and England for
the “Youth of Christ Crusade”, which eventually led him to have large-scale evangelistic
campaign in Los Angeles in 1949. I admire his dedication to his ministry because he has
taken the gospel so that every one will have an opportunity to receive salvation according
to his religious belief. Billy Graham is still obedient to the calling of his ministry because
of his fifty six years of preaching and at the age of eighty seven his obedience is still
having an influence on young and older people. Those who have had an encounter with
Mr. Graham have had their faith stronger and have spiritually grown. Billy Graham’s
obedience and faithfulness has made me come to admire and respect him.
The third person that I would like to express my admiration and respect is for Ms.
Condoleeza Rice. My admiration for Ms. Rice comes from how she has valued
education. Ms. Rice has accomplished many goals in her life thru education. For
example, Ms Rice holds a Masters, Bachelors, and PHD degree in political science she
has also been awarded honorary Doctorates from Morehouse College, and presently
serves as the Secretary of state to the president of the United States of America. However
its was not always easy for Ms. Rice to further her education as and African American.
For example, Ms Rice lived with segregation in a city of Birmingham, where there was hostility, and her neighbors thought of her being incapable or uninterested in anything
better. Although Ms. Rice was not supported by the people surrounding her, she was
supported by her family and friends. With their support she continued with persistence to
value her education. Ms. Rice has now came to be a woman of intelligence and very
much knowledge she has provided a better life for herself and a great example to others
who have similar dreams as she has. A woman of perseverance and of great hope
deserves my admiration and respect.
Looking back at all the events created and accomplished by such admirable souls
it leaves me to think of nothing more but to hope that these great people would continue
to not only inspire myself but those that would come to know them. After these
accomplishments Rice, Robinson, and Graham have changed the way I have viewed life
for my future accomplishments. Thanks to these three personas the world has viewed and
learned many different positive overviews of the world and everyone surrounding it.