“And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.”
1 Corinthians 13:13
“Let there be peace on earth, And let it begin with me…With God as our father…”Vince Gill singing away…
“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.” I Corinthians 13:4-7
During the midst of much conflict and sorrow throughout God’s world our hearts and minds remain hopeful when we know where to place our thinking and doing. As we approach the wedding season and this scripture is read, sung, printed and quoted, how do we live it among our fellowmen?
“Memorial Day is a national holiday where Americans pause to honor those who sacrificed life and limb to ensure our nation’s security and freedom. It is a day that commemorates the sobering truth that liberty and security is won with blood and treasure. This Memorial Day America’s air will be thick with patriotic knowledge that beneath the earth rest the bones and ashes of many a mother’s child whose sacrifices bear testimony to valiant soldiers lost too young to a cause far greater than life.” Jeannie DeAngelis
Vice President and Dr. Biden will participate in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery, Monday, May, 31. This we call, Memorial Day. Where will you be?
May we pause and remember that since the beginning of 2009 three hundred American soldiers have died for our nation and more than a dozen were murdered by terrorists on American soil. This only speaks of the most recent sons and daughters, husbands and wives, as well as mothers and fathers. And, with the warnings yet ahead of us in Afghanistan, Operation Hamkari Baraye Kandahar, we know not the numbers to be added.
Where and how will we lay a wreath of faith, hope and love as Vice-President Biden walks slowly toward a tomb and lays a wreath upon these words…. “Beneath this stone rests a soldier of Washington’s army who died to give you liberty.”
And, the greatest of these is love! “Let this be the moment now…with every step we take…to take each moment… with peace eternally… let their be peace on earth…and let it begin with us.”