by Stan Faryna
Blog Soup 2011.11.11 Veterans, Epic Expectations, and Gnashing of Teeth
Is there no end to the despair of social media! How many more will end their lives because their last best hope, social media, fails to change their material condition? How many deaths did not make it back to us as news?
And writing this, I know, that a blog post and a brief message will not deter anyone who searches to end their misery – once and for all. Pain is a test, a blessing, an oppressor, a teacher, and a tyrant – what it is to you depends upon your response. Your response depends entirely upon the things and people that are written upon your heart.
Today, I honor the men and women of our armed services who have given their lives, partly or wholly, for our nation. Regardless of whether their orders were right or wrong, they gave of themselves in service, duty, and discipline. That giving is to be honored. It is right and just to honor our veterans – those lost and those living.
When our veterans served us, they believed with all their hearts that there is more to life than wealth, fame, and power.
A tribute to our troops! This is not an endorsement of Oliver North.
If the bottom line for you is wealth, fame, and power – I grieve for you with all my heart.
There are greater things than these and the greatest of these is love.
But love must be fought for. Fight for love as if your life depended on it. Because in a very deep sense, your life and the lives of those written upon your heart, in fact, depends on it.