Commentary

August 10, 2012

Chaplain thoughts – August 10, 2012

Courtesy of Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Theodore Wilson
56th Fighter Wing Chapel

 

“Friendships born on the field of athletic strife are the real gold of competition. Awards become corroded, friends gather no dust.”

~ Jesse Owens

I wrote last week about “storing up treasures in heaven” and the fallacy of material possessions defining us as persons. I want to continue that theme (and of great Olympians!) John 15:13 states, “Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.” There is no doubt the camaraderie we enjoy in the military is only experienced by a few. The calling which we voluntarily place upon ourselves is no small undertaking; in doing so we subject ourselves to “defend my country with my life” (re: Airman’s Creed). The friend, the wingman, at our side in battle or in peace – they will provide for us so much more than any material possessions.

 

Blessings from Above …

 




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