And I’m not exactly certain about the meaning of that. I mean, yeah, theoretically, I know what it means, but to be absolutely honest, I don’t have a clue. It’s like JM said in class today, I just drive by then say, hey, I wanted to do something about that.
I mentioned in a previous post that I had listened to a music set and that it had affected me. Actually, as I said in an email to the host of that program, Larry Winters, it had a “profound” effect upon me. I was cruising around Saturday, a few errands, listening to the radio, and bam!, there was Larry, doin’ his thing, makin’ people think. Obviously, Larry and I are on completely different ends of some spectrums but he played a set that just made me sit back and think. Not a lot of that goin’ round these days.
Funny thing is, I mentioned previously about the futility of this war, in the protest vein. And I’m not even in the same stratosphere as Cindy Sheehan, et all. I just know that the Shrub, in his quest for power, has used Christianity in vain. Not an easy thing to say, of course, but to me, it must be said. I truly believe that the President of the U. S. used my faith as a tool to gain power. Sucks, yes. What more can I say?
So, today (yes, it is well after midnight now), I’ll try to remember those that have given their lives in service to our military. No, not every life was given in pure truth. Sucks. But every life given in service to their country should be honored. They gave far more than I have. They gave their very life. And they also gave more than those that choose to denigrate their service for political gain. You know who they are.
Today, let’s just pause and thank them. Without them, regardless of your political leanings, I wouldn’t be typing this now. And you wouldn’t be reading it.
So put my name on that granite wall, remember me when your country calls. Remember those you leave behind. Is there a war that saves mankind?
So take me home, my heart is yearning to go home. Blow out the candle that’s burning in the window. Tell my mother not to worry I am safe now, in His holy arms.