Thoughts on War
There are several things that end up being recurring issues in my life. One of them is war and a Christian’s role in it.
Today I have had to think about this twice. This afternoon a friend shot me an email with this link. It is from the American Family Association,one of these “Christian” organizations, calling for us to restore the rich heritage of the Medal of Honor by giving it to people who kill lots of people, not save people.
Then this morning, I talked to my friend Gwen. When I saw her coming up I could tell that she had something on her mind. She looked tired, her eyes were red and she seemed distracted. I asked her what was going on and she said, “I just found out that they are sending my brother to Afghanistan.”
She was obviously sad. Understandably. Then she said something interesting. “My brother is a dad and a husband and is so good. Why could God not send another brother who isn’t around?”
I don’t know if I have a point here… I am just saying that no matter how you slice it, war is a bad thing. I am sure no one would argue with that.