This is to my Father's glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves
to be my disciples. John 15:8

Let's not just remember

>> Tuesday, September 11, 2007

I have very strong political views. Those of you who know me outside of this blog know this. I never wanted this blog to become political, so I have never spoken directly about politics, nor do I intend to. Not because I am afraid to, or because I don't think it is important. Simply because that is not the purpose of this blog.

There are some things in 2007, however, that are so important they need to be talked about as often and as loudly as people are willing. It is September 11, 2007. Six years have passed since we were attacked on our own soil in a way that was beyond imagination. Since then, young men and women have exhibited bravery beyond my comprehension. They have faced our enemies in a war that has been ugly, to say the least. Not just in Baghdad, but here at home, as well. It is a war that, no matter what side you are on politically, has been debated, torn apart, vilified, scrutinized and demonized. To be a part of this war is to be part of a firestorm of controversy. These men and women were just trying to serve their country.

So wherever you find yourself today in the political spectrum, there is something to be done. Whether you are a liberal-minded individual, whose heart is aching for those sent to the "wrong country to fight an illegal war", or a staunch conservative who wants to "honor the patriots who have protected our national security", we have a job to do. These men and women are coming home to unacceptable circumstances. When someone gives the way they have given, those of us on the receiving end of their generosity have NO CHOICE but to catch them on the other end. When they go to war and fight for our freedoms and safeties, it is our duty to make sure that their loved ones are cared for while they are away and it is our duty to make sure that they receive the best possible care physically, mentally and spiritually when they return. To do anything less is despicable.

So I am urging the few of you who read my blog to do something. Go beyond just remembering what happened on 9-11-01, but go and visit sites like Veterans of Foreign Wars, Unmet Needs, USA Cares, and America Supports You and donate your time, energy and money. If you have a blog, and even if you don't, remind others of our duties here on the home front to lift up those who are fighting our battles.

John 15:13
Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends


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