76 Years Ago Today

D-Day: It was the largest and riskiest invasion in human history. Courage worth commemorating, yes. But beyond that, if June 6, 1944, still has something to teach us–and I believe it does–it may be this:

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1) That evil exists

2) That it can be overcome

3) That it requires great courage and sacrifice to do so.

To those, past and present, who’ve exercised both,

Thank You!

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Writer, Filmmaker, Humorist, Thinker-about-stuffer
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12 Responses to 76 Years Ago Today

  1. I pray that your optimism and hope are both spread nationally. We have a long road ahead of us. The journey may be a little easier if we take heed to the lessons learned from our history.

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  2. Wm. Allen says:

    They were willing to trade safety for freedom.

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  3. Thank you. It can’t be said enough.

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  4. M'bolla says:

    Thank you too for this. The lessons learnt are worthwhile

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  5. Nancy Ruegg says:

    Once again, Mitch, you condense great wisdom into few words. Our current crisis is not devolved into the devastation that was WW II. If the evil of Naziism could be defeated, we can certainly defeat the evil that is attacking us now. But it will take courage and sacrifice–and perhaps one more thing, according to the Archbishop of Canterbury, William Temple, during that war. He said, “This world can be saved from political chaos and collapse by one thing only, and that is worship.” Sounds like he thought church attendance would fix everything. But his definition of worship included much more: “To worship is to quicken the conscience by the holiness of God, to feed the mind with the truth of God, to purge the imagination by the beauty of God, to open the heart to the love of God, to devote the will to the purpose of God.” I read this several years ago and it stuck with me. Can you imagine a world where most everyone worshiped with such intent? Evil wouldn’t have a chance.

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  6. I am in awe of what our great people did in those terrible times! Humbly, fiercely, determinedly! By the Grace of God!

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