If we are going to live as an exile but not act like an exile, then we must live with an “excellent spirit.” When Daniel’s enemies sought to undermine him politically, they first came after his public political track record but could find no basis for fault or complaint. Even they had to admit that Daniel had an excellent spirit. In a pagan culture, Daniel’s reputation stood out because he was humble, generous and had deep integrity. If we are going to have ongoing impact in a post-Christian culture, we too must have an excellent spirit.

Brian PippingExile No More