My favorite mini-series is “Band of Brothers.” Based on the book by Stephen Ambrose, it chronicles the experiences of a unit of paratroopers in World War II. Known as “Easy Company,” this group of soldiers jumped into battle on D-Day and fought until the war with Germany ended almost a year later. In one memorable scene, Easy Company is tasked with taking a small village from the Germans. The battalion commander gives these instructions to the commander of Easy Company before the attack begins, “Move forward, don’t stop or the enemy will fire their mortars and artillery on you.” Motivated by fear, the commander of Easy Company failed to move his unit forward. The attack stalled and several soldiers were killed and many more wounded as a result.
This scene parallels some of the situations we can experience in life.