Remembrance

It’s 11th November. What am I remembering today?

I remember …

  • The sacrifice of countless men and women in two world wars and many other conflicts since …
  • Those who were physically, spiritually or mentally scarred by war, though not directly involved in it …
  • Those who, through war, lost their homes, their livelihoods, their future and their hope …

I remember too …

  • That there is more conflict in the world now than at any time in history …
  • That the lives of countless men and women are still being sacrificed in war …
  • That many are still being scarred physically, spiritually or mentally by war, though not directly involved in it …
  • That many, through war, are still losing their homes, their livelihoods, their future and their hope …
  • That the search for lasting peace with justice often seems hopeless …

Then I remember …

  • The God of love who intends all God’s children to have fullness of life …
  • That remembrance is itself a challenge to live in such a way that God’s dream is brought a little nearer …

I remember …

 

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