Monday, February 14, 2011
Must there be personal sacrifice in order for a deed to be considered service, and if so, does the greater the sacrifice lead to a greater degree of service? Or is it the other way around, can a great good with no personal sacrifice be considered service?
I've been reading much about service to God. Does he require a sacrifice from us? What if I tithed $25/week to a church, or spent a lifetime on my back painting the ceiling Sistine Chapel, which is the greater service to God? I do not know?
I spent twenty years, two months, two weeks, and a day in a uniform, the vast majoring it that time as a Green Beret. I sacrificed horrendously, but at the same time I gained much in return. Was this service and to whom?
Tacked up on my old team room wall...
"Men sleep peaceably
in their beds at night
only because rough men stand
ready to do violence on
- George Orwell