March 19, 2008

Five Years of War

Dr. Martin Luther King wrote this many years ago, and it is still true:

If we assume that life is worth living and that humans have the right
to survival, then we must find an alternative to war. In a day when vehicles hurtle through outer space, and guided ballistic missiles carve highways of death through the stratosphere, no nation can claim victory in war.

The church cannot be silent while humankind faces the threat of nuclear annihilation. If the church is true to her mission, she must call for an end to the arms race. I am convinced that if we succumb to the temptation to use violence in our struggle for freedom, unborn generations will be the recipients of a long and desolate night of bitterness, and our chief legacy to them will be a never ending reign of chaos.

Forgiveness is not an occasional act; it is a permanent attitude.

Dear Friends, let us pray for peace -- and let us work for it, too.
Lord have mercy; Christ have mercy; Lord have mercy.

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