This Memorial Day, I think of my father and my great grandfather, dad was in Vietnam and great grand pa was a concentration camp officer who allowed his prisoners set free, then escaped on a manure wagon to Poland. Dad made it home and great grandpa to the states where he was given asylum but in those wars hundreds of thousands of families tragically lost loved ones in service to their country. I served in the army. Yet, when asked, my great grandpa, dad, myself and most soldiers we would say we would be willing to give up our lives to protect our loved ones and stand for what we believed to be right.
When someone dies in defense of their country, John 15:13—“Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends”—is often recited during the funeral service to honor their sacrifice. But what were the circumstances behind this verse?
When Jesus spoke those words to His disciples during the Last S ...Read more
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