Friday, May 23, 2008

Freedom Never Cries

This patriotic song by Vladimir John Ondrasik III ("Five for Fighting") struck me as a fitting tribute to our troops as we celebrate Memorial Day. Though the Kingdom of God must never be confused with any national entity and nationalism is no more fitting for a new covenant Christian than it was for Jonah, followers of Christ are nevertheless called to give honor to those to whom honor is due. Our military troops who honorably serve our nation--and those who have died doing so--are among those to whom honor is due.