My country, the US, has been greatly blessed over time and many have stepped up and given their all and continue to do so ― for which I am truly grateful ― veterans, law enforcement, volunteers to name a few. We are a giving people. I can’t imagine what it would be like to be called to work in situations where you face life and death decisions every day. It takes a special human to answer that call.
I’m reminded of a Bible verse where Jesus spoke to his disciples in parables about the servant:
“For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more.” ― Luke 12:48 KJV
I wonder, in the times we are now living, how much more will be required and who will continue to meet that challenge. If you’ve ever visited Washington, D.C., you’ll see monuments erected to honor many of those in our country who have served and given in these gallant ways.
If you walk through Arlington Cemetery, you’ll feel a hush, a presence, as if you’re walking on hallowed ground. For there, lies many souls who have died giving all they knew to give for the love of our country. It’s not something to speak lightly of and far removed from Wall Street.
I wonder if our hearts will stay true and we’ll listen to the whispers of those who have passed on encouraging us to continue to give, love and be faithful. A few of the attributes many of us strive to live by, have given their lives for and work towards today. I hear the whispers saying, “Be strong and continue to love ― life is never as it seems ― Remember.”
Yes, let’s remember what they fought for and still fighting for . . . freedom to love, believe and serve. Never stop dreaming.
I don’t know how our latest elections will play out but my wish is to listen to the whispers of courage with hope and love in my heart. Through that, I believe we’ll continue to find ways to unite and come together.
Happy Veteran’s Day!
Pat from the ‘ol kitchen table