Thursday, April 14, 2011

Seeds of Greatness

Michael Patrick Murphy was an ordinary man with an extraordinary sense of duty, responsibility, and moral clarity. Such moral clarity and sense of duty had its roots in a God-fearing set of parents who sowed within him the seeds of greatness that granted him the wisdom and strength to answer a call that few will ever receive...History is replete with those rare individuals who when called upon to make the ultimate sacrifice do so willingly.

Inscribed in a Wheaton College classroom are the words, "He is no fool who gives up what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose."  Despite our modern culture's obsession with winning and the rhetoric of subversion, was Michael Murphy's young life wasted, or did he know and understand something that we haven't yet figured out. Herein lies the real story. Michael Patrick Murphy clearly has it figured out. He voluntarily gave up an earthly life he could not keep in exchange for an eternal life he cannot lose--demonstrating the wisdom many never achieve.   SEAL of Honor, ppIX-XX

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