During this Memorial weekend as we enjoy
camping and barbeques we often forget the reason for the holiday: honoring the
dead. Specifically, those who served our great nation. Laying their lives down
for us, as Christ did, protecting our nation, our person, and each other for “Greater
love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” John 15:13. In the
words of Ernest Hemingway “Every man’s life ends
the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that
distinguish one man from another.” That these honored dead chose to serve as
volunteers of their own free will, say great things about their character.
Embodying the teaching of Isaiah 6:8 “Then I
heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for
us?” And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”
During this weekend and on Memorial Day we
must remember that others stand in need of our uplifting and support. At least
22 Veterans a day will kill themselves, and that number does not include data
from many states. Remember that “A new commandment I give unto you, that you love
one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another.” John 13:34. Reach
out to your brothers and sisters, both those from service, and those from flesh,
a word of kindness or affirment may be all someone needs to stay with us. In the
wise words of the Dalai Lama “If you can, help others; if you cannot do that,
at least do not harm them.”
Each of us is unique and in our own special
way important to the grander scheme of things, and at least that important to
our friends and family. If any of you reading this are feeling overwhelmed or
low, do not be afraid to reach out, to fellow service members, to clergy, God,
or any other resources that may be available. You do not need to burden the
load alone, please remember that the Good Lord is with you if you let Him be. Bring
God with you at all times and in all places. Give Him your anxiety, your fear,
and he will give you courage, when God is with you, who can stand against you
“When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. In God, whose word I praise—in
God I trust and am not afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?” Psalm
56:3-4. Or try the Chapelton Stress Prayer:
“Dear Lord, I thank
you for thy many blessings, I ask and thank Thee at this time for taking my
stress, anger, fear (whatever issues you are dealing with) and all other
negative energies from me. I ask and thank Thee that thou whilst grant unto me,
peace, happiness, joy, (or whatever positives you stand in need of) and all
other positive energies. In thy name and the name of Thy only begotten son, our
Savior and Redeemer, Jesus Christ, Amen.”
“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall
not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the
still waters. He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness
for His name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow
of death, I will fear no evil; for you are with me; your rod and your staff,
they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my
enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup runs over. Surely goodness and
mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of
the Lord Forever.” Psalm 23
Like I'm going to shut the fuck up cause a lesbian told me to, it's not always going to be you saying and doing whatever you want. People are only defending you cause you were on the voice and got a little fame out of it. I speak the truth, so I'm proud to be the biggest asshole walking when I comes to defending the truth and honoring my lord Jesus
I don’t know what you want.
I’m not going to breakup with my girlfriend because you anonymously messaged me and told me what you were brought up to believe (in a rather rude and unmannered way, I might add). You can have your opinion, and I will respect it. But yes, you do need to shut up because I did not ask for your unwelcome comments in my inbox.
I am in a healthy relationship that happens to be the best thing that has ever happened to me; so if you would kindly back away from your keyboard and take a moment to reflect on love rather than sin, that would be greatly appreciated.
And for the record, “my lord Jesus” loves everyone for who they are; so there has obviously been some misunderstanding in your world.
I hope that someday you are able to open your eyes and become accepting of those who might be a little different from you.
This list can go on and on forever but I’m not doing that because I have better things to do like you know writing this so called letter. okay!
Dear Ok Taecyeon,
If you never went back to Korea, you would probably be in Stanford University or some other prestigious school because the Great Lord Jesus knows how smart you are. HOWEVER, I am more than glad and happy that you did because what is 2PM without Taec? 2PM without you would be like..hmmm…a flashlight with no batteries. It would still be a flashlight except there would be no light or anything. It doesn’t work that way right? Say for instance, something terrible happened, who’s gonna be there to encourage your members to think positive? For Khun to do that thinking alone is kind of tough because you have 4 other people in the group and if Khun were to encourage them individually, it would take forever right? yea yea #yolo. Though we all know Chansung is good at these things as well but STILL. Who needs a leader when you have 6 mature guys in the group? And you know, Korea University is prestigious too so you’re good. Even if you become the next Rain or Lee Byung Hun, don’t ever change okay? I love you for who you are and I hope you continue doing whatever you are doing. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY FAVORITE CAT IN THE WORLD! I LOVE YOU TAEC! Not for you body (okay maybe a little) but for your dreams and personality.