Monday, May 30, 2011


No matter what we feel about particular wars, those who fought and died in them, who went through that hell, deserve our respect. May you rest in peace. Those who were injured, some permanently, deserve that respect as well as all the resources we have to help you heal. That is the least we as a country can do.

My prayer this day is that we as people of Earth can somehow evolve beyond killing the "other," in often manufactured conflicts. I am not naive and know that it won't happen over night, but we must strive for this individually, and as a people. It seems to me that we each must reach that of God in our own being in order to see God in the other--for there lies our hope.

May future Memorial Days allow us to remember with humility how we used to handle conflict, so that we stay the course for peace.

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