November 11, 2010

Courage and Veterans' Day

We have made men proud of most vices, but not of cowardice. Whenever we have almost succeeded in doing so, the Enemy permits a war or an earthquake or some other calamity, and at once courage becomes so obviously lovely and important even in human eyes that all our work is undone, and there is still at least one vice of which they feel genuine shame. ..

And in fact, in the last war, thousands of humans, by discovering their own cowardice, discovered the whole moral world for the first time. In peace we can make many of them ignore good and evil entirely; in danger, the issue is forced upon them in a guise to which even we cannot blind them.

C.S. Lewis in the Screwtape Letters via American Catholic.

We honor courage which is why this is the ....

Posted by Jill Fallon at November 11, 2010 1:11 PM | Permalink