Memorial Day 2022 reminds to think upon the rights I have because of the soldiers who  gave up some of their rights. 

I sit in safety and comfort and peace today because of what others battled.  It is not a permanent perch — never was. 

Yet, men and women died hoping for safety, comfort and peace for their children. 

In the time I have left, from my perch of personal peace and affluence, what can I do?  What  will I do —to staunch the bloodshed attending the exercise of all our “rights?” 

From A Book of Days for Christians, commemorating the Ascension, Do Something: 

. . .It is so easy for pious people to fall into the bad habit of the House of Lords in Iolanthe, which had 

Done nothing in particular
And done it very well. 

On this Memorial Day week-end, 2022,  as we pause and remember — the giver of Life and those who secured our beloved rights, we have responsibilities  because America’s Hope is Not in the Rearview Mirror.  (Maybe we have so many griefs because we have forgotten Him?)

“I must do something” always solves more problems than “Something must be done.” ~Author unknown

Today, recovering from another mass shooting, the second in a week, and its aftermath, nothing makes sense — except this — 

The life that I touch for good or ill will touch another life, and that in turn another, until who knows where the trembling stops or in what far place and time my touch will be felt. Our lives are linked together. No man is an island. ~ No Man Is An Island~ Frederick Buechner

Next week I hope to explore why Congress let this law expire.  

memorial Day 2020

No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave. Calvin Coolidge



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