It Is Right to Call Them Heroes
A Reflection for Veteran's Day
1. We call them heroes because they do what we would not or could not.
“No one has greater love than this,” said Jesus, “to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.”
For all our talk of tolerance, Americans have become very thin-skinned. Friends, families and coworkers are too often torn apart over differences that we should know not to take personally. It need not be so — and in a healthy democracy it should not be so.
… in the end, I agree. Let’s not glorify war.