‘Act of Valor’

27 02 2012


I must say that some things are beyond words.  I just finished watching a movie called ‘Act of Valor’.  With respect for all military personal, past, present, and future, I can only say that I am indebted.   Thank you for displaying to the world that courage is an action not a feeling.  The film ended with a stirring poem by Shawnee Cheif, Tecumseh.

So live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart. Trouble no one about their religion;respect others in their view, and demand that they respect yours. Love your life, perfect your life, beautify all things in your life. Seek to make your life long and its purpose in the service of your people. Prepare a noble death song for the day when you go over the great divide.

Always give a word or a sign of salute when meeting or passing a friend, even a stranger, when in a lonely place. Show respect to all people and grovel to none.

When you arise in the morning give thanks for the food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies only in yourself. Abuse no one and no thing, for abuse turns the wise ones to fools and robs the spirit of its vision.

When it comes your time to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with the fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song and die like a hero going home.

I pray that truth always stirs you.  God bless, Aron

Steel the mind and Tender the heart.




12 responses

27 02 2012
Dan Miller

I’m so looking forward to seeing this movie. Attempted 4 times this weekend, but kept getting pulled away. Thanks for the post!

27 02 2012
Edward Fancon

can’t wait to see it!!!! Great post Aron!!!!

27 02 2012
Kristen Seidl

Awesome post Aron! I have never seen the movie but now I want to!! Thanks for your leadership!

27 02 2012
Len Troast

Aron, thank you for reminding of the importance of living with the end in mind. One day each of us will die. The question is will we have made a difference in the time given us? Will we be ready when God calls us home?

27 02 2012
Mike Coulter

Aron, it is a blessing to have a person with your character as a friend. As I looked around the room Saturday afternoon as you addressed a group it was very evident that you are a leader. What was more telling then the attention you got from the group you were speaking to was the look on your wife Mary’s face as you spoke. It was the look that could only from a wife that had the highest respect & love for a man that not only leads people outside his home but is the same at home. You are a great person.

28 02 2012
John Yoder

Great Movie! Makes us think about how blessed we are that all those men in the list at the end of the movie, gave thier lives for our freedom.

20 03 2012
kirk birtles

Aron… Fired up movie and post! Courage in the face of fear, a brotherhood, living by a code, a battle to fight. Its an honor to be in this battle with you my friend!! Keep leading the way, all the way!!

7 06 2012
Kim Morisett

Courage isn’t the absence of fear – it’s acting in the face of that fear!

7 06 2012
Aron Radosa

Amen. How quickly can fear attack us. FEAR – False Evidence Appearing Real. Having the courage to just move is so special in this world. Keep rocking! God bless, Aron.

7 06 2012
Kim Morisett

I am reminded of a talk that Kirk Birtles did when he said that God did not give us a spirit of fear and timidity!

7 06 2012
Aron Radosa

I can’t wait for your BLOG and the lives your will help change. Your growth is awesome to Mary and I. We are very humbled to be the battle with you.

7 06 2012
Kim Morisett

I don’t enjoy going through struggles, but I am thankful that each one provides another opportunity for God to use my story to connect me with someone else for His glory. Buy, Aron, you are too kind, because it is I who is humbled to working with you and Mary, and thankful that you have taken me under your wing!

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