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Daily Jolt -- Advent Calendar Special

Each day, a special Advent-themed Daily Jolt, with an opportunity for reflection and a microChallenge. Some of the reflections come from unlikely sources, and the challenges help you to take an action, usually a small one, based on the reflection.

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December 3rd, 2009
“Alexander, Caesar, Charlemagne, and myself founded empires; but what foundation did we rest the creations of our genius? Upon force. Jesus Christ founded an empire upon love; and at this hour millions of men would die for Him.”

— Napoleon Bonaparte

Answer the question: Is there anything in your life you would die for? Why?

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  • Jeannee

    My initial reaction was – “nothing” – and then I realized – that standing peaceably on non-trespassing-ground outside an abortion clinic, with or without holding a sign, without addressing the patrons, simply praying – and that often in the heart – has now become something you take your life in your hands to do. So – in order to drive over there and stand out there – I now have to think beyond “well do I need socks for today? how cold is it?” – I have to think – “I might die today. Are all my affairs in order?” – and YES, it is what I would willingly die for – the defense of a child!

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