Yesterday's post brought a comment from Linda who blogs HERE that started my wheels turning.  Today's question is 


When considering all those men and women who paid the ultimate price so that I might live in a free country, am I worthy of their sacrifice?  Have I been a good citizen?  Considering this penetrating question, I found a list of the requirements of good citizenship-

Volunteer to be active in your community.
Be honest and trustworthy.
Follow rules and laws.
Respect the rights of others.
Be informed about the world around you.
Respect the property of others.
Be compassionate.
Take responsibility for your actions

The one addition I would add is vote your preference in all elections.

American Cemetery-Luxembourg

The number of combat casualty deaths is staggering.

 How could I not practice the rights of citizenship, when so many gave their lives to ensure I could be a good citizen or not?  Am I worthy of their great sacrifice?  

One cannot address worthiness without thinking of what Jesus did for us all.  The ultimate price He paid to give us the key to eternal life.  Am I worthy of His sacrifice?  The Christian dictionary give us this definition of worthy-

 Having worth or excellence; possessing merit; 
valuable; deserving; estimable; excellent; virtuous.

Though I love these descriptions of worthiness, my answer is "NO." I could never be worthy of this ultimate sacrifice.  What I can be is AWARE of the gift I have been given.  What I can do is be COGNIZANT of the cost of the gift I have been given.  What I can be is THANKFUL for the gift that I have been given.  I must always ACT with intent to honor the givers of the gifts.  The gifts of freedom and eternal life came at a great price.  My responsibility is to exhibit my gratitude with my actions of being a good citizen and a faithful Believer.  My actions should reflect a firm


living in a way that portrays my gratitude for the blessings of freedom and eternal life.  I am making every effort to be worthy of this valuable sacrifice.

1 Be a good citizen. All governments are under God. Insofar as there is peace and order, it's God's order. So live responsibly as a citizen.
Romans 13:1


  1. "The one addition I would add is vote your preference in all elections."

    We are in the middle of a General Election campaign here in the UK to elect a new Government. I see on TV that a number of people have not registered to vote and/or do not intend to vote.

    God bless.

    1. The widespread apathy in today's society is alarming, Victor. If you don't vote, you are not allowed to complain should be a rallying cry to those who seem to not care
      Praying for your country, My Friend

  2. I think, in my opinion, Victor, folks in your country are feeling "why vote" syndrome. So many issues going on in your country and ours---everywhere--safe to say.

    Great post, Lulu...thoughts to def. ponder on. Have a beautiful day friend.

    1. When did we loose sight of how precious the right to vote is? We deserve what we get, when we fail to voice our opinion!
      Blessings. My Friend!


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