“`Being a man of substance does not depend on what we have; for anyone can have anything. Besides, letting our substance or happiness depend on possessions will also mean that our lack can also be a source of unhappiness. Rather we should be happy for who we are – Children of God’s destiny; for that is all we will ever need to move on. This now leaves us with the question on self-identity. Being a man of substance does not depend on the deep voice we have, or the amount of beards on our cheeks, for there are women whose voices have confused the minds of beholders as to if they were actually men or women. The size of the third leg too is not enough. No matter how promiscuous a man is, only few women ever become a true witness to whether it is worth the story or not. Besides, women have it too and people reproduce it and make it handy to the lewd.
What criterion shall we then supply? A man of Substance is defined by what he believes, shown in the principles he sets, in the dreams he follows and in the visions he cherishes. Nothing enough is an obstacle on his path to faith and nothing is enough to discourage his visions. He is as firm as his principles and his beliefs are as solid as the strength needed to make those beliefs worth believing, and having martyrs as witnesses of its veracity. Only then can we say: _Ecce Homo! Ecce Virum!!_“`