Saturday, February 12, 2011

Mindshot: Band of Brothers

38 minutes into the seventh episode of the miniseries Band of Brothers, Lieutenant Buck Compton breaks...

For I am already being poured out like a drink offering,

We watch it happen...

and the time for my departure is near. 

Whatever analogy you implement to explain this world, be it a war, a game, a puzzle, a test, a mystery wrapped within an enigma, a sandbox, or just a bucket of piss, blood, tears, and laughter -- no matter what label you put on it, there is loss. Our fellow soldiers/fighters/test-takers/gamers/sandbox buddies, some of them will fall... 

I have fought the good fight, 

Just like Easy Company, when I signed up for this gig, this long walk, I knew that all those of whom I love wouldn't live to see victory. Alas, in the beginning it is all theoretical...

I have finished the race, 

Now, when the day comes...

I have kept the faith. 

...when those in the bunker beside you say, "No more," then it hurts...

Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, 

Then we break.

which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day—

I wish I had more eloquence for days like today. Hell...

God Bless Buck Compton

and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing. 
2nd Timothy 4:6-8

Come Lord Jesus, renew that which is broken.

1 comment:

  1. WWII stories get me every time (as it should). Superb usage of Paul's second letter to Timothy.I was just reading through Medal of Honor citations yesterday, those are some intense reads.