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Saturday March 22, 2003

War, the longest thread in the fabric of human history

All of my classmates were totally in outer space today, and everyone is on edge. The school has some good things planned, though, including a candle light peace vigil in the auditorium. I think it's so cool that even now, after the bombs have started falling, people haven't lost hope that the war will soon end. It will be really good to see something positive going on.

I'm intentionally avoiding watching television, because I just don't want to watch the explosions lighting up Baghdad. I've heard enough stories about the greusome destruction of war from my dad and grandmother, who lived through war in their homeland. I don't need to see it on CNN. I'd rather hang out at prayer vigils... where doing good is the focus.

There is too much hostility in the world. Violence. Hatred. Arrogance. Evil. It's everywhere, even in those who follow the One who condemns it. I guess his words commanding us to love went out a long time ago.



Comments

i guess thats the best thing you can do- focus on something productive instead of worrying over the news. although i believe that there are good reasons for the war, i really don't like it, and i've spent the last two mornings praying over our leaders and troops. i hope this will bring opportunities to bring God glory. thats the great thing about Him, he uses every difficulty for good.

Rachel on March 23, 2003 05:23 PM

I dunno, I don't think that peaceful means to resolve this situation have been exhausted. I don't even think Hussein would still be in power if it weren't for the fact that the US chose to impose sanctions. I just pray that this thing is done with quickly, so that no more people are killed. Nobody can look to the words of Christ and justify war.

Drina on March 23, 2003 05:23 PM

ignorance may be bliss but knowledge is power. Not facing the fact of what is going on around you will do nothing but make you ignorant. Lighting a candle may be peaceful but who specificly does it help except for yourself and your peace of mind? If you really want to help get out there and help those people who suffer through war every day. Sorry if I sounded blunt, but I'm sick of people sitting around doing nothing and blaming it on everyone else.

Melissa on March 26, 2003 01:43 AM

You underestimate the power of prayer.

Drina on March 26, 2003 09:30 AM