An American Infidel’s Story
This week I finally got around to watching the film “American Sniper” the story of Chris Kyle, arguably the most famous Navy Seal Sniper in US Military history.
During a flashback scene of Kyle’s youth I was reminded of our peace officers wading willingly into danger every day to keep us safe, of soldiers giving their lives for their country and pastors living selflessly for the good of their flocks.
As pre-teen Chris and his family are seated around the dinner table Kyle’s dad Wayne says:
“There are three types of people in this world: sheep, wolves, and sheepdogs. Some people prefer to believe that evil doesn’t exist in the world, and if it ever darkened their doorstep, they wouldn’t know how to protect themselves. Those are the sheep.
Then you’ve got predators who use violence to prey on the weak. They’re the wolves.
And then there are those blessed with the gift of aggression, an overpowering need to protect the flock. These men are the rare breed who live to confront the wolf. They are the sheepdogs”
Defending the defenseless is always a righteous undertaking, regardless of the form it takes.The confrontation of evil wolves is not always physical, but sometimes it must be.
To those Pastors, Veterans, Prayer Warriors, Watchmen, First Responders and Defenders who have dedicated their lives to guarding the flock; I salute you!