My thought is this – let there not be bitterness, questioning why, or self-pity over the loss of these men. And yes, let us be grateful to God that such men lived. But let us mourn (because we will anyway) & go to God for comfort & healing. And let us remember the character qualities about these men that we respected & admired; let us teach those same qualities to our children.
At first I really loved this quote just as it was, but then I started thinking it over. Way to challenge my tired brain early on a Friday morning!
"The enjoyment of God is the only happiness with which our souls can be satisfied. To go to heaven fully to enjoy God is infinitely better than the most pleasant accommodations here. Fathers and mothers, husbands or wives or children, or the company of earthly friends are but shadows; God is the substance. These are but the scattered beams; God is the sun. These are but streams; God is the ocean."