I dug around a bit today looking for the “Lamos family motto.”
It is found on our family crest. I discovered that it is the Latin phrase “Ne Cede Malis“. The translation is “yield not to adversity“.
It’s funny how a motto like that has a way of challenging me at a deep level of my identity. I would love it if at the end of my earthly life my children would be able to say that I didn’t yield or give up in the face of trouble or adversity.
3 thoughts on “Ne Cede Malis”
All I think about is the faith that those miners held onto in the face of the enormous struggles that faced them in wondering whether they would be rescued or not. They stuck together, they held onto faith through encouraging each other and they believed in an awesome God that could perform a miracle and save them. They didn't give up!! What a testimony of hanging onto hope and placing their faith in a great and loving God who can carry us through the darkest places of our lives, if we only believe!!!!!
Well, it can also be translated to mean “Yield not to Evil” or “yield not to misfortune”