Service Over Self

I love anecdotes like this.

In the First World War, a young man had been wounded. The medic who came to treat him said, ‘I am sorry but you have lost your arm.’ The young solider replied, ‘Doctor, I didn’t lose it. I gave it.’

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There is so much packed in to that short story that hits home that you find yourself wanting more.

  • Who was this young man?
  • Where was he from?
  • What about the medic…what is his story?
  • What made the young soldier respond that way?

My dad was a pastor as I was growing up and I always remember that the messages that were the most impactful were the ones with the best stories. (at least that’s how 10 year old Scott felt) There is something to be said about that.

The stories we tell about our ourselves create the canvas of our life story; while the stories that others tell of us are the brush strokes that fill that canvas in.

Ask yourself…Can I be like that young solider?

In the tough times…have others taken from you….or have you given to others?

Author: Scott

The mountains are calling, let me grab a jacket and my kids.

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