Chuck Swindoll gave this illustration before one of his series. He spoke about a very telling scene in the based-on-real-life movie Black Hawk Down.

In a raid, a task force of Delta Force soldiers, Army Rangers, and Special Operations Aviation Regiment attempt to capture two of Mohamed Farah Aidid's senior subordinates in the Bakaara Market neighborhood of Mogadishu. The mission is led by Major General William F. Garrison and is supposed to take no more than half an hour. The extraction by the Delta team is successful, but the Somali militia, armed with RPGs, shoot down two Black Hawk helicopters, and the resulting rescue extends the mission to over 18 hours. (WP)

In this one scene a colonel, played by Tom Sizemore, was trying to get a convoy of trucks out of the battle zone. The trucks had been under siege by the enemy and there had been terrible wounds and deaths that had occurred. The colonel went to the lead truck where the driver had been killed and pulled the body out. Then he turned to a Sergeant and told him to drive the truck out of there.

The sergeant responded that he had been shot to which the colonel replied, "We've all been shot! Now drive the truck."

Why do we need Grace ? Because we've all been shot... and because we've all shot others.
8/30/2010 12:29:33


6/21/2011 03:28:56

I have been looking for the full transcript of Chuck Swindoll's illustration, "We Have All Been Shot." Is it possible for you to point me in the right direction.

Thank you.


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