I was not a follower of Christ. I was into a lot of garbage. Vietnam was a lot like my subsequent years in prison – I learned a lot there, but I don’t wanna go back.
And though it was a different war against a different enemy, it gives empathy to our troops serving in warzones today.
And I am thankful – once again – that the people who are “against” the current wars are, in large part, not “against” the warriors.
It’s not unlike being “against” sin, but not “against” sinners.
And I encourage you to ponder that last sentence, examine what (who?) you are “against,” and leave some thoughts in the comment section.
And…of course…even as we celebrate memorial day…let us never cease to wonder at the memory of the One who loved us so much He would rather die than be without us…