Let this Christmas be the last we engage in wars
He will settle arguments between nations. They will pound their swords and their spears into rakes and shovels; they will never make war or attack one another. Isaiah 2:1-4 (CEV)
By Bobby R. Henry, Sr.
War is defined as a time of heartless relationships that lead to armed battles between the opposing views.
Regrettably for us these conflicts are amid America’s own citizenry.
I’m not for embracing wars just for the sake of wars, and I cannot sit back on my hands and watch our country as we march lockstep into the threshold of another civil war.
As sides line up with opposing views, no longer are the conversations armed with intellectual expression of verbal jousting. They have literally resorted to using weapons of mass destruction within the boundaries of American soil.
“Stick and stones may break my bones , but words may cause my countryman/woman to arm themselves with semiautomatic weapons and act with Guerrilla warfare tactics to take me out!”
War on crime, war on terror, war on drugs, war on poverty—we have made a war on almost everything-except the right things.
Where is the war on gun control, or war on hate crimes or the war on intolerance or war on child abuse or abuse period?!
Seems to me we are fighting the wrong wars. And when has a war ever been cold, unless it was fought in Siberia, Antarctica or Greenland?
Boy we really got it twisted.
As a lot of us prepare to address these special holidays, it wouldn’t hurt if we begin by putting on the celebratory spirit of Christmas unarmed with weapons of ruin.
My Christmas wish for all is that we study wars no more, adorn ourselves with love generated by humility and powered through the Grace of God.
“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6 (KJV)