“Do not pray for easy lives, pray to be stronger men.” – John F. Kennedy
I am not a fan of the NFL ever since some players, coaches and team owners began to disrespect our flag, our military and our veterans by allowing players to take a knee during the playing of our National Anthem.
My wife, despite my reservations, convinced me to see the Lions Gate Movies film “American Underdog.” The film is based on the true story of the lives of Kurt and Brenda Warner and their family. It is about a man and a woman who have dreams but are challenged by many factors in their lives only to become true believers in God and succeed beyond their wildest expectations. It is a story of redemption, hope and victory over the travails of living.
But more so American Underdog is about the capabilities of the American alpha male and alpha female to weather the storm and achieve their goal to become devoted parents and noteworthy members of our American culture.
You see Brenda honorably served in the U.S. Marine Corps and Kurtis “Kurt” Eugene Warner was a college football star who had a dream of playing in the NFL.
Then Kurt met Brenda in a Country and Western Bar and as they say, “The rest is history.”
America and the World Desperately Need More Alpha Males and Females
Perhaps JFK said it best,
“Do not pray for easy lives, pray to be stronger men.”
America and the world need stronger men and women. We need alpha males and alpha females who are willing to do the right things at the right times.
JFK perhaps best understood the theme of American Underdog when he said,
“Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly.”
We are only humans and we are all sinners. However, those who are willing to put everything on the line, even thought they fail miserably, are able to achieve greatly like Brenda and Kurt and their family.
I highly recommend you go to see this inspiring film. Learn its lesson. Understand its meaning to all of us. Be a man. Be a woman.
I close with another JFK quote:
“Life is never easy. There is work to be done and obligations to be met—obligations to truth, to justice, and to liberty.”
And with this the lesson ends.
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