Sunday, March 29, 2009

What are you giving up?

I have grown up hearing about what past generations have given up for those of us taking up space on the earth currently. My father gave up part of himself in World War II, countless others have given their lives in duty to their country or community (just think about the 4 officers who gave their lives in Oakland last week.)

And in memory of all that, I have to admit that so often I forget what our current generation is willing to give up. My oldest daughter, Jessica, a sophomore at Woodside High, along with dozens of other teenagers from our community, is about to embark on giving up a 2nd straight spring break (sleeping in, enjoying the sun, hanging with friends, etc.) to serve in the dirt of Ensenada, Baja California, to serve those who need serving. God calls us to love others and these students are not just going to give "loving others" lip service, they are going to give up what is precious to them to lead by serving. God's peace and protection for you all. May He bless you all with peace!

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