Friday, June 06, 2008

D-Day.

As we remember those Allied forces who fought and died this day in 1944 for our nations and our forefathers, we would also like to take a moment to remember that we have men and women in our services fighting and dying for our nations and for us today.

For those who spent the day lying at the beach today we hope all had some thought of gratitude for those who laid down their lives for us on this day and those other day throughout our history as free nations protected by the lives of free men and women heeding the call of duty.

I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.
My help [cometh] from the LORD, which made heaven and earth.
He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber.
Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep
The LORD [is] thy keeper: the LORD [is] thy shade upon thy right hand.
The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night.
The LORD shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul.
The LORD shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.

Psalm 121: 1- 8.

1 comment:

noel said...

Thank you for that DAG.

Jewish writers certainly know how to encapsulate the deepest human sentiments most profoundly, especially during times of need or thanksgiving. Somehow it's in their blood from ages past, and it continues in the present. The world is greatly indebted to them.

In WWII Canadians were awake, and joined in quickly to subdue the enemy far, far away.

Now, Canadians are pretty much asleep, and the enemy, the same enemy, has been essentially invited in an unlocked, open, front door, one by one or little by little.

If we could only summon those same Judeo-Christian sentiments of praise and resolve, we too could dispense with, once again, that enemy.

Who is the enemy? We have seen it at work during the last week in the Vancouver kangaroo kourt. None of us could have predicted that buffonery, incompetence, mendacity, and defiance could add up to be so effectively lethal.

One of the words for part of the enemy is neo-multiculturalism. For this type of enemy, guns, registered or unregistered, are not sufficient. Words, and more words, spoken, written, whispered, shouted, and prayed, are more powerful than two-edged swords or guns.

Words encapsulate the purpose of the heart and mind. Words alone will vanquish the enemy of freedom.

Last week was not the end of Canada's Hate 'n Rage mongers displaying their venom for all to witness. "It is not even the beginning of the end. but it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning."