Commentary

May 30, 2014

Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community

– In the military we know that remembering those who have given their lives for their country is more than a one-time event.  A couple of Duke University professors highlight the importance of remembering. “We are quite literally a people that morally live off our wars because they give us the necessary basis for self-sacrifice so that a people who have been taught to pursue only their own interest can at times be mobilized to die for another.”  Service to our nation is an opportunity to live a higher calling.

 

Through our prayers – an opportunity to pray for the needs of our community – Ask God to teach you to live beyond your own self-interest.

 




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