The farther we get from the end of the second world war, the more distantly we perceive its necessity and the sacrifices so many made on our behalf.
They gave their very lives so that we might be free. And in the last years, we seem quite willing to give up everything they died for.
We pick fights with our democratic systems. We refuse to believe well-documented election totals. We attack one another, neighbor upon neighbor, ruining long-time friendships.
And just think. People died for us to live freely and we are willing to give it up because we do not see with open hearts, eyes, and ears.
We are a shame and a stigma to our very ancestors who thought they were making a difference.
Be subject to the governing authorities. There is no authority except that which God established. The authorities have been established by God. Whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves. For the one in authority is God’s servant for your good. They are God’s servants. Therefore, it is necessary to submit to the authorities, not only because of possible punishment but also as a matter of conscience.(From Romans 13:1-3, NIV)
Do I honor those who died on my behalf?