The Cost of Freedom

I saw a movie the other night I haven’t been able to stop thinking about.  It’s called “Act of Valor” and is about a group of Navy SEALs who embark on a mission that turns out bigger than they thought.  It’s the people I can’t get out of my head – these ordinary guys with families and homes who answer a Call and leap out – with no idea when or if they’ll be back.  A real vocation, not unlike monastic life in the sense that their life is completely given to more then just what they want.  When the call comes, they move, no matter what they’re in the middle of.  The split-second sacrificial choices – for them it’s literally a matter of life and death. So when Spirit of America Band is marching in two parades this 4th of July, I’ll be thinking about these men and women who have answered the Call to serve this Nation – and sacrificed everything.  Thank you to all our service men and women, past and present.  God help us to honor your lives. 






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About Renaissance Girl

I moved to the Community with my family in 1988 when I was 10 - which gives away my current age! I am now a solemnly professed member - I work at Paraclete Press, the publishing arm of the Community and I love my job! I also sing in the choir Gloriæ Dei Cantores, and am a member of Elements Theatre Company and Spirit of America Band. As a Docent for the Church of the Transfiguration, I get to discover new things about the church every time I share it with someone else. When I'm not doing one of those activities, I love to spend time with my dog or my "extended family". There's a lot of variety in my life which keeps me energized - and I'm learning how to be more in the moment so whether I'm at a rehearsal, or making dinner in the kitchen with 5 girls, they all get 100% of me!

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