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.