This morning’s message is delivered in honor of my dearly departed brother Kevin Maurice Harris, who served our country as a Marine during the Reagan years. I was a middle school kid when Kevin went away to Parris Island for boot camp and remember how different he was when he came home. To say that we were close is an understatement- everything that I had learned to do up until that point had been taught to me by him. Of all of the lessons that Kevin learned during his basic training the lesson that stuck with him the most and that was most instrumental in his metamorphosis was this one:
Never Leave Another Soldier Behind
This message is powerful in its simplicity- capturing in five words the ethos of the deadliest fighting corps in the history of the world. What is most powerful is that the message translates into contexts well beyond the battlefield of war onto the battlefields of life. The key is determining who are your soldiers and who is just wearing the uniform. Once you make that determination, NEVER-EVER, EVER-NEVER leave them behind.
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