Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Live and Love Courageously

"Is he alone who has courage on his right hand and faith on his left hand?" Charles Lindbergh

I'm not sure I can explain why this quote means so much to me because I often have difficulty expressing myself when something is so deeply personal to me. But I will try . . . because Lora asked.

I choose to live my life courageously - with huge abandon, with no fear - because so much has been given to me, because my life has been SO blessed.

I put it all out there.

To do otherwise would be to deny the blessings God has bestowed upon me.

To do otherwise would be to deny the value of the sacrifices my father and mother made so that I could BE.

God gave His only Son to die so that my sins would be forgiven, so that I might one day be with Him in heaven. If He could do that, who am I to deny His gift?

My father, and many others, fought to preserve the freedom of these great states. If they could do that, who am I to deny their sacrifices?

I pray that the way I live my life finds some merit in the eyes of God.

And I pray that when I stand before Him on my final day, I can do so with courage.


L said...

awesome quote. You are so right... we are very blessed

Brenda said...

I admire you Mary.

That is a great quote and so very well explained as to why it means so much to you.