True Sacrifice And Woman’s Wisdom

Every now-and-again we guys need to stop and laugh at ourselves. And we need to celebrate the wisdom of women. This story came to me by way of my dear friend, and mentor Richard Sudderth.

Eleven soldiers were hanging by a rope under a helicopter in flight. Ten menhanging and one woman.

The rope was not strong enough to hold all eleven, so they decided one of them would have to sacrifice for the other ten, otherwise they were all going to fall to their deaths.

They couldn’t decide who would let go until the woman gave this impassioned speech: “I will voluntarily let go of the rope,” she said. “I am used to giving up everything for my husband and kids. I am used to making sacrifices and not expecting anything in return. So let me be the one to sacrifice for all of you.”

As soon as she finished her speech all ten men started clapping.

This entry was posted in choices, God by Steven Sawyer. Bookmark the permalink.

About Steven Sawyer

God blessed me with the gift of writing. Mom told me I wrote paragraphs in second grade when others were learning to write sentences. I spent more than three decades in professional writing gigs. For the past eight years I've combined my passion for writing with my love for the Lord. He and I write a Christ-centered, family-friendly blog to glorify God Monday-thru Friday at My wife and I have four grown children and two precious granddaughters we co-parent with their mom. I'm a Galatians 2:20 disciple of Christ seeking to allow Christ to live His life in me, through me, and as me.

2 thoughts on “True Sacrifice And Woman’s Wisdom

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s