American society isn't one that seems to promote sacrifice. Around practically every turn you see the opposite of sacrifice, selfishness, being boasted. I'm not talking about our God-given rights, but about the fact that our culture (and sadly many churches) are inward focused and not outward. It's all about "what I can get" instead of "How can I give to you?"
This past week was a hard week for our family. My oldest daughter's boyfriend left for bootcamp for the U.S. Army. He felt strongly led to not go to college or start working, but to enlist in the Army. In essence, when he signed on the dotted line, he indicated he is willing to sacrifice it all for his country. Whatever he is called to, wherever he may need to go, he is willing to do.