It’s a national holiday here in America. A bit of a complicated one.

My great-grandmother always called it Decoration Day–a day to remember family members who had passed away. You went to the cemetery and “decorated” the grave with flowers. That part is still here.

Then the government made it “Memorial” Day–a day to remember those who served in the military and especially those who died in combat.

The church (or some churches) piggy-back on those to add a religious observation.

Actually, I think for most people it is the official beginning of “summer”–a weekend off to relax, grill meat on the barbecue, get the old boat out.

Jesus said he came not to be served but to serve others and give his life for many. There is theology buried there, but also a lifestyle.

If we are disciples, we also are to serve others and give our lives for many.

A day to pause and reflect on our service–and how we might be of more service to others.

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