Please, please…

Please, please, on days like Veteran’s Day, quote Eisenhower, or Churchill, or Patton, or JFK, or whoever.

But please don’t quote Jesus’ teaching, “Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.”  The second half of that thought is, “And you are my friends if you do what I command.”  And Jesus commanded his disciples to love their enemies and give their lives for them.

I respect the willingness of veterans to give their lives for a cause they believe in, but don’t quote the one who gave his life for his enemies to support destroying enemies.  It sickened me to hear Jesus quoted in the context of Veteran’s Day today on the radio.


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