Monday, May 27, 2013


In John 15:13, Jesus said, "Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one's life for one's friends." With our benefit of hindsight, it is obvious that He was talking about the sacrifice He was about to make for all mankind. I'm also not naive enough to believe that Christ's statement only applied to Himself. He was
referring to His followers who would also lose their lives (some in horrifically painful ways) for the sake of the Kingdom cause. These people were to be honored as models of genuine love for their willingness to die for the benefit of others.

I believe Christ's statement is true of all generations and the magnanimous sacrifice of our fallen military heroes that we pause to remember today. We may not have a personal perspective on the cost others have paid for our freedom, but the fact that we live in freedom should give us enough reason to pay our respects. I share my appreciation for all of our military brothers & sisters and their willingness to risk their lives for the sake of others. All gave some and some gave all.

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