No Greater Love

“Initial reports from the Texas Rangers have determined that the two migrants were involved in illicit transnational narcotics trafficking. They remain in the custody of US Customs and Border Patrol,” the statement from TMD officials reported.

Texas National Guard Specialist Bishop E. Evans, 22 knew none of the above when he removed his protective amor and dove into the treacherous currents of the Rio Grande to save two struggling human beings. What inspires one to disregard himself and his loved ones in a supreme selfless act such as this where the wager is one’s own life? It is a reverence for all life which is graced each of us by the Divine love of God. I’m sure he would hope that another would do the same should one of his loved one’s lives were in the balance.

For his selfless act he now wears the crown of Glory for he has shown the ‘greatest love of all”, he gave up his life for a another. I hope this brings solace to his grandparents who raised him, who now have the unenviable two edged cross. On one edge is their pride in their grandson who validated his up bringing by this sacrifice. On the other edge is the loss to be born now in his absence in every aspect of their lives moving forward.

Specialist Evans is not only a true American hero but a martyr for all live. In an instant he traded his away so that another could keep theirs. My hope is that when these two come to understand the gravity of what he did for them and the cost, they may turn from the evils of their enterprises and turn to God.

We are all Specialist Evens’ grandparents. We are all assimilated in the tenets that makes America. That life, liberty and pursuit of happiness is fundamental to our whole being as a nation and that no man has granted this to all of mankind. But, it is a gift from God who by His grace has so blessed us with this understanding from within, not from without. We have lost a brother, a son, a grandson who is by the aforementioned a member of our American family. We suffer the loss as well, thereby, not leaving his grandparents alone to carry that burden.

We must understand the circumstances, that are very well controllable and preventable by the powers that be, have put Specialist Evans in that fateful place and time. Decisions lead to actions or non-actions. And as we can sadly see, they always have consequences.

RIP Specialist Bishop Eveans. Know that our nation is all the better for you.

About Alan A. Malizia: Contagious Optimism! Co-Author

Retired mathematics teacher and high school athletics coach. Honors: 1988 Ct. Coach of the Year for H.S. Girls Voleyball and 2007 Inducted into the Ct. Women's Volleyball Hall of Fame. Since retiring have written two books; "The Little Red Chair," an autobiography about my life experience as a polio survivor and "A View From The Quiet Corner," a selection of poems and reflections. Presently I am a contributing author for the "Life Carrots" series primarily authored by Dave Mezzapelle of Goliathjobs.com.
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3 Responses to No Greater Love

  1. Karen Lang says:

    A beautiful honouring for this man. 🙏🏻🧡

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Obong eno says:

    Never knew, thanks for sharing ❤️

    Liked by 1 person

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