In joined hands there is still some token of hope; in the clenched fist, none. (Victor Hugo, 19th century French novelist and playwright)
Hugo’s observation would be a help in our modern society where there is so much turmoil. We take sides—usually to extremes—where there is no room to come to a settled compromise. The “clenched fist” could certainly be the identifying logo for public demonstrations and cruel social media comments. Pray that we can find ways to join hands in combating the evils that haunt us.
From the fruit of their lips people are filled with good things, and the work of their hands brings them reward (Proverbs 12:14).