Monday, May 17, 2010

A Tale Of Resurrection

In the midst of so much political wrangling right now, the tremendous devastation in Tennessee and the far reaching effects of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico (thank heavens they have finally found something that is working), something seems to happens to remind us of the magic, the beauty, the strength, and sheer mystery of life.

And that is what the following video depicts. I was just stunned listening to Captain Mantz talk about what happened to him in Iraq, and marveled that he was event here to tell his story. I will leave it to him to explain:

Isn't that just amazing? It is incredible that Captain Mantz is alive, much less that he completed his tour, is still serving his country, is such an amazing spokesperson for the Army, and helps ease the sorrows of others. What an outstanding individual. What a truly astonishing story of dedication, determination, and sheer awe at the mystery of life.

In honor of Captain Mantz, and for all those who have put on the uniform, I leave you with this:


SFIndie said...

What an inspiring story, Rev! And what an amazing man Capt. Mantz is, using his second chance to make a real difference. Hat's off to the doctor who would not give up, too! Thanks for posting this.

Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy said...

Thanks, SF!

And get this - he is getting ready to go back on another tour.

My partner's parents were in town this past weekend, and her dad is a retired 3 star (Army). We were talking abt this young man, what an amazing story this is, what a great role model, and what an incredible spokesperson he is. WOW.

Hey - have you really given up on FB?? Oh, nooooooo...

SFIndie said...

No, I haven't given up FB, not really. I'll still stop by and read and comment and toss a status up now and again. But I get SO frustrated with it sometimes! LOL

Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy said...

I hear ya abt FB - it can be weird! Glad to know you'll still be coming by. Yay!