By Contributor Pastor Eric Blauer
The circle of violence ever spins, the sword is a poor tool of peace. It often ends up stealing the peace of the one wielding it.
What mystifies me is how the death of civilians is mostly overlooked as ‘collateral damage’ when it’s in a military campaign context. But when a solider kills civilians on his own, in the same place, in similar manner, it’s all of a sudden an emotional and political Armageddon.
I lay the insanity of this moral inconsistency and its degenerative effects on the soul and psyche of soldiers at the feet of the military and Congress and the American public, for not holding politicians accountable.
How many tours will President Obama keep sending soldiers like this one on until he fulfills his campaign promises?
A little too late for all these victims and soldiers like this one.
We pay taxes to train and equip the worlds most powerful killers and send them to kill people. Let’s not forget the herculean challenge of wedding moral discernment and perpetual clarity to such an endeavor.
I pray for peace, but not the peace of Babylon, Persia, Rome or America, but the peace of God in the soul.
“Father…Your Kingdom Come, Your will be done, on Earth, as it is in Heaven,” – Jesus