Memorial

Today is a day that serves as a reminder.

When we romanticize the sacrifice, it is easier to dismiss it (and isn’t this true with our faith as well?)

Yet, there are our sons and daughters, nieces and nephews and cousins and neighbors who are toeing the line in defense of our freedoms… and they are doing the hot, hard, and often boring (with intermittent yet long-lasting moments of horror) work of service

Are we are called to “Earn this… Earn it.”

Memorial Day, not unlike Easter, or even our birthdays should be a day not only of burgers and dogs and the first swim of the summer. It should be a moment when we look each other in the eye and demand “Tell me that I have lived a good life. Tell me I’m a good person.” and pray, just pray, that we get a response in the loving affirmative.

Please pray today for all those in service to our country, especially those deployed to areas of conflict.

D. Scott Miller

D. Scott Miller is the dean of Catholic Youth Ministry bloggers which is a polite way of either saying that he is just plain old or has been blogging for a long time (since 2004.)

Scott recently married the lovely Anne and together they have five adult young people and also grandparent three delightful kids (so, maybe he is just plain old!) Scott presently serves at Saint John the Evangelist in Columbia, MD as the director of youth and young adult ministry.

He has previously served on the parish, regional, diocesan, and national levels as well as having taught within a catholic high school. He is one of the founders of RebuildMyChurch and has returned to posting regularly (keeping regular is important to old guys) at ProjectYM.


D. Scott Miller


D. Scott Miller is the dean of Catholic Youth Ministry bloggers which is a polite way of either saying that he is just plain old or has been blogging for a long time (since 2004.)

Scott recently married the lovely Anne and together they have five adult young people and also grandparent three delightful kids (so, maybe he is just plain old!) Scott presently serves at Saint John the Evangelist in Columbia, MD as the director of youth and young adult ministry.

He has previously served on the parish, regional, diocesan, and national levels as well as having taught within a catholic high school. He is one of the founders of RebuildMyChurch and has returned to posting regularly (keeping regular is important to old guys) at ProjectYM.



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