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~STAND DOWN~ a military moment


Stand down is a military term used when the

firefight or threat is over. At the last welcome

home initiative I realized it could mean something else.


When overwhelmed by combat stress, moral injury

or the haunting memories Of the past, “stand down.” Literally...


That is “kneel down” give the stress, anxiety and fear

to God in the posture of kneeling down, which actually

takes the command to stand down literally!

When you physically stand down you could sit down

or better yet kneel down and pray away the stress and

memories.


Fellow veterans,

“Don’t let your past ruin your present or you future.”

I say again,

“DON’T LET YOUR PAST RUIN YOU PRESENT OR YOUR FUTURE.”

Amen.

~Fr. Nigel W.D. Mumford+

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Healing Grace and Peace be with you, Fr. Nigel+

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