"For us let it be enough to know ourselves to be in the place where God wants us, and carry on our work, even though it be no more than the work of an ant, infinitesimally small, and with unforeseeable results."
-- Abbé Monchanin
Monday, May 28, 2007
Yesterday my son left the U.S.A. on his way back to Iraq. He's based in Baiji. The promises of free training and education, the lure of high tech machinery and the adventure of jumping out of airplanes seduced him. He's paying the price for the promises made to him. (I was enticed, too, at his age but realized the price before turning in my papers.) A two week break at home and now he's back on his way to the front.
It is my prayer that he not join those we are memorializing today.
This video from Peace Takes Courage says it well.
Memorial Day 2007
May all our sons and daughters come home safely. May the sons and daughters of Iraq, Afganistan and all nations find peace and safety at home.