Category Archives: Soldiers

The Perils of Success

According to ancient legend, the Persian emperor Xerxes, returning home aboard a ship filled with his soldiers, ran into a terrible storm. The ship’s Phoenician captain told Xerxes there was no hope of them surviving unless the ship’s load was … Continue reading

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No Gain Without Pain

I remember, when I was a young Army chaplain, listening to the Commandant of the Recruit Training Battalion giving the opening address to dozens of young men who were about to participate in a character guidance course, which I was … Continue reading

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Lest We Forget

Tomorrow, I will join tens of thousands of Australians, in hundreds of locations around Australia and beyond, to participate in an ANZAC Day dawn service The ANZAC Day Dawn Service evokes deep feelings that go beyond mere national pride – … Continue reading

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