Friday, May 23, 2008

Freedom Never Cries

This patriotic song by Vladimir John Ondrasik III ("Five for Fighting") struck me as a fitting tribute to our troops as we celebrate Memorial Day. Though the Kingdom of God must never be confused with any national entity and nationalism is no more fitting for a new covenant Christian than it was for Jonah, followers of Christ are nevertheless called to give honor to those to whom honor is due. Our military troops who honorably serve our nation--and those who have died doing so--are among those to whom honor is due.


3 comments:

Larry said...

Thank you - Tom

David Milton said...

Wonderfully done.

Carl said...

Well done and quite moving.

I, for one, am thankful for all American troops, both past and present who have served this country. On March 31st, my father-in-law passed away. He was a Marine in the Pacific Theater during World War II and stationed in Guam. He didn't like to talk about the experiences he had there. At his funeral a Marine honor guard presented my Mother-in-law with the flag that draped his coffin. It was an extremely moving ceremony. So this Memorial Day is a little more poignant for my wife and myself.

I hope you have a safe and enjoyable Memorial Day. I invite you and your readers to my blog to see my Memorial Day tribute.