Let there be Peace

In the spirit of the season of Christmas when we should be celebrating the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ, I want to post an email that a man who had served in the United States Navy sent to me. I thought that when the election was over and done with, whoever had won, we would at last have a little peace. I don’t have to tell you that is not the way it is. This was sent to me four years ago and as you read it you see that it could have been written yesterday. In the words of an infamous person, Rodney King, “Why can’t we just all get along?”

I asked his permission to post this because these are my sentiments also.

As I began watching the Army Navy game today I actually teared up during the pregame ceremonies. Every one of those young men and women volunteered to put their lives on the line to protect you and me and our way of life. As I watched the game I was overcome by the realization that, although the players were combatants on the field, each and every one of them would die for the other. And they all have a sense of honor that is lacking in the general culture of professional sports, as evidenced by the events of the last few days concerning a murder/suicide and a drunken manslaughter by professional football players. What a contrast… In my opinion this country is personified by those young men and women of the military. They represent me… not the politicians. The politicians represent the government, not the country. The men and women of the military represent our country. Every one of them would give their life for our country. How many politicians do you know that would do that? Just my thought for the day.

The man that penned this is in the hospital suffering with cancer, he has been my friend since we were four years old and I ask that you remember him in your prayers. Having said that, let us pray for the peace that was meant to be! Merry Christmas

About harolene

Thank you for stopping by for a visit! If you read my thoughts you will see that I am sometimes serious, at other times sappy or funny, occasionally I am sad and sentimental, but I am always sincere! I am a single mother who raised two children, born ten years apart and different sexes so first it was bows and dolls, pretty dresses and boys! When my son was born it was rough and tumble games, baseball, soccer, wrestling and girls! I am known for my "smile" and for my default answer to any situation, "no problem", which was something I didn't realize I did until it was pointed out to me! I am a moon watcher and a star gazer. I am astounded and feel so small knowing that every creature that has ever walked the face of this earth has gazed upon that same beautiful orb that my eyes can behold on any night when the earth is not wearing her cloak of clouds. My parents have made me the person that I am. Their love, veracity in all areas of life, humor and passion for their work and each other have given me hope that my life can actually be a happy one! Chances are if you are reading this you already know all this but again, I appreciate your stopping by! While you're here hit the "Like" button for me and thanks for checking in!
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One Response to Let there be Peace

  1. Patricia Bowen says:

    God bless this man and God bless the USA !

    Liked by 1 person

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