I remember watching a movie where there was this group of elite soldiers with their motto "No one gets left behind". And in saying so, they mean everyone gets home, whether dead or alive. So this team went on a 'sneak in, steal and sneak out' mission and succeeded, but failed to retrieve one of their friend's body who died in combat. So as their motto said, they went back to the combat zone to retrieve the body and with their guns blazing, knowing that there was little chance in getting out alive themselves. And more of them died. And more bodies had to be carried back, which caused more of them to die. So in the end, they all died.
And I was thinking, that's pretty stupid isn't it. Sacrificing the whole team's lives just to TRY to retrieve a DEAD body of one of their team members. If the guy was not dead but captured by the enemy, then I would totally understand. But this is just a body! Just to be brought home and be buried.
So what I think was that this guys died for their pride. Their pride that everyone of them will be given a proper burial with a proper body. Because in failing to bring back the body of a dead comrade, they will fail in their motto, thus losing their pride. No matter that a dead person is still dead, whether left to rot combat zone or buried at home.
So, i was thinking, is it worth dying for pride? And if it is, what pride is worth dying for? The pride of personal abilities? The pride of being able to keep everything you say? Or even, the pride of being a Christian?
But first, as Christians, are we suppose to have pride at all? Didn't the Bible say 'blessed are those who are meek, for they will inherit the earth'? So then should we strip of our pride completely? But then also, shouldn't we be proud to have Jesus as our friend?
So in all, my questions are, should we have pride? And if we do, what are we proud of? And is it worth dying for pride?
p.s. I hope I'm making sense...haha...