“God, country and family”

A lot of attention is being given to the movie American Sniper. It shows the awfulness of war and the difficulty with returning to home and family.

In New film American Sniper paints Chris Kyle as a hero, but the true story is not so simple an interesting comment is quoted of the real life sniper, Chris Kyle.

He lists his priorities as “God, country and family” in that order.

That’s in the wrong order for me, and I don’t do the god bit – I can’t fathom how someone could put a deity before their family.

I’d almost always put myself and my family first. Sure I try and do something for the country but it’s a “if i can’ rather than an essential priority.

I haven’t had to consider ‘fighting for my country’ like my father, uncles and grandfathers did. I think I would have joined up in those days, but I’ve been very lucky to never been put in that position.

But the welfare of my family would remaion foremost in my mind.

Wikipedia on Chris Kyle (he was killed by ‘friendly’ fire after he returned to Texas).