About my serious side

Not to break the spell or spoil the fun, but you've probably figured out my real name isn't Dummy.

The CTD Diaries is my playground. No one tells the truth in their diaries anyway so I figured I should find another place to get real, where the head lights aren't so bright. I originally thought this would be a good place to post my creative writing, but I think this is just a good place to tell the truth.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Earn it!

Tonight, while channel surfing, we caught the last 10 minutes of Saving Private Ryan--the part where Captain Miller dies just after he whispers "earn it" in Private Ryan's ear.  

So poignant, that scene.  Think about it.  There's a big war going on and a group of men risk everything and face extreme dangers to save one private. 

One single man.

How many men died to complete the mission?  I can't remember.  And all just so one man can return home safely.  Was it worth it?   

I love that Private Ryan appreciates the sacrifice and spends his life trying to earn it. 

It makes me wonder how much more I would appreciate and accomplish if I remembered on a daily basis all those who have made sacrifices on my behalf.

I can't help but think of the great sacrifice our Savior made so that I might live and return home safely.  Imagine what would life be like if I was humble and mindful enough to acknowledge that sacrifice by working diligently to earn it.


Amanda said...

love this post! Thanks for the reminder Crash.

Youngblood4ever said...

As always- deep thought, great thought...Love the analogy- love that movie. Makes me cry.

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