Posted by: James Atticus Bowden | August 10, 2011

When Bad Things Happen to Good SEALs

SEAL Team 6

Some very good men died last weekend.  Great Americans.  Brave and courageous men.

Good people die every day.  Innocent people die.   Precious children and beloved old grey seniors.  Bad things happen to good people.

Good Americans have died in combat in the World War Against Islamists since 9-11-01.   Almost 10 years.

This loss of life was the most in Afghanistan in the whole decade of war.   It involved a large number of very elite warriors.

It’s rare, even in so large and great a nation as the United States of America, that so many good men, true heroes, die in the same moment.

The loss for their families is tragic.  The loss for their dreams and hopes – after all they have done – is humbling.  The loss for their comrades is profound.  The loss for the Nation is painful in its immediacy – and will be staggering if their memory, in honor and respect, isn’t kept close to the hearts of their fellow Americans for all their days remaining.

Eccleciastes 3

1To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:

2A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which
is
planted;

3A time to kill,  and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;

4A time to weep,  and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;

5A time to cast  away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time  to refrain from embracing;

6A time to get,  and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;

7A time to rend,  and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;

8A time to love,  and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.

This is a time of sincere grief and mourning.

Yet, God is good.  All the time.  No matter what.

No matter what.

Thank you, SEAL Team 6.   Praise You, Lord Jesus Christ.

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Responses

  1. Amen

  2. Amen!

  3. That says it all. Thanks to James Atticus Bowden and to the Seals.

    Osher Doctorow


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