Today being Memorial Day here in the U.S. I thought I would spend this post mourning all the children of God who have died in the world’s wars. This includes both the soldiers and those innocent civilians called “collateral damage” by the military complexes. Unfortunately wars and killing have been a fact of life for all of our existence. But this killing each other complex did not come from Jesus. He made it clear that we are to love even our enemies. I totally mourn all the times that people have rushed to war instead of trying all the other possible alternatives.
We seem to constantly send our young men and woman to the killing fields whenever our governments disagree with each other. It is also so strange to me that we write much of our history around the wars we have engaged in. We seem to celebrate them instead of mourn them for their abject failure and the loss of human life that occurred. Every person who has ever lived on this earth has been totally loved by God. Whenever a life is extinguished God also mourns.
We humans just can’t seem to get our hands wrapped around the idea of alternatives to going to war with each other. To that end every generation has invented machines that make the killing easier. Shame on us. Lord bless all those millions and millions whom have lost their lives during the wars of our country and the rest of the world.