5.27.2013

What Would You Die For


http://cdn.govexec.com/media/img/upload/2013/03/14/031413arlingtomcemeteryGE/medium.jpgMemorial Day is for honoring those who paid the ultimate price in the service of our country and its ideals.  It should also compel us to consider whether we would be willing to pay such a steep price.  What would you die for?  It may seem a morbid thought as we luxuriate in an extra weekend day, beautiful weather, and a barbecue gathering with friends and family, but it is a reasonable litmus test for what is important in your life.  Is it our country?  Family?  Justice?  Faith? 

You know that I believe in One who died for me.  He also once said, "What does it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his soul?"  It is the inverse of dying for something, which is seeming to gain everything only to have lost the most important thing. 

So thinking about what you would die for is actually not so irrelevant.  For not having a good answer to that question may mean that you are in fact dying a little already.  So what is your answer?
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