Cicero said that, “Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all of the others.” G. K. Chesterton agreed, and so did Chuck Colson. As a Marine, Chuck deeply respected what today, Memorial Day, represents. I hope you will go to BreakPoint.org to hear one of Chuck’s classic BreakPoint messages called “Gratitude.” In it he talks about how much those in uniform deserve our respect and thankfulness, and how properly remembering them goes beyond feeling warm thoughts.
Real gratitude should compel us, Chuck said, to lives of service. We have the blessing of this country, our freedoms, and the immense opportunities to live fruitful lives because of others — those who have gone before and those who serve in us in uniform.
For the last several weeks on BreakPoint and on the Two-Minute Warning commentaries, we’ve been talking about recapturing virtue. Like Cicero, Chesterton and Colson said, gratitude is the place to start. And today is a good day to start. For thePointRadio.org, I’m John Stonestreet.