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Duty: It’s Not Just a Calling for a Select Few

Sometimes…getting the job done and doing it well…means getting our emotions under control.

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A friend’s son-in-law has been assigned a temporary “duty” of informing the widow (and family) when her military husband dies.

It’s not a permanent assignment but I can imagine it feels like one. How does one prepare oneself to offer a few of the hardest words imaginable to another human being?

I’m not quite sure you can prepare. Some situations you simply step into and start moving.

Looked at another way, this man has been entrusted with a great honor. Knowing his character, it doesn’t surprise me that he was selected for the task.

Still, doing one’s duty (whether to our country overseas or right here at home) requires sacrifice.

I’ve been contemplating what it means to do one’s duty ever since I heard about this challenging assignment and it reminded me of the movie The Queen that came out a few years’ back.

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