The Gospel According to Fallen Soldiers
The link above is to a CNN story comparing the actual significance of two very different kinds of stories and the relative coverage given to each. Here’s to fallen heroes. Fallen superstars have every resource to put their lives back together. But these soldiers gave all they had to keep the world free. Now their families will have to find hope in the ashes and move forward.
May God bless their families.
The media doesn’t get it this week. But the media often gives us what we want. So we must not get it. Jesus gets it.
“Greater love has no one than this: that he lay down his life for his friends.”
Jesus in John 15:13
It’s Lent. Giving up something? How about your life? Jesus did. The soldiers did. The moment they put on the uniform, their lives were no longer their own. Have we forgotten? That’s what the baptismal waters represent for us. I died. A new me is raised with Christ.
Paul wrote: “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”
Let’s spend Lent letting God help us give our lives back to Jesus and the Gospel. Then let’s accept God’s help to keep on living that way until our journey is done. No. greater. love. Soldiers. Jesus. Us.
Grace and Peace to you!
Posted on March 10, 2011, in Spiritual Formation, Uncategorized and tagged Afghanistan, Charlie Sheen, CNN, devotion, fallen soldiers, Lent, love, obedience, prayer, sacrifice, soldiers. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.