The war ended on papers, but the real war does not ended in people’s hearts. Learning the facts of wars in history class is much different than learning about the reality that affects our veterans.
We should stand beside our brothers and sisters who suffered for us in war, and continue to suffer even after they return home.
In 2004, Pat Tillman was shot and killed in one of the most infamous incidents of friendly fire in U.S. military history. It hasn’t been confirmed, and probably never will, who actually fired the fatal shot. But one of the men there that day shares the hardship that haunts him.
It is important that we are able to look at the effects of war in a realistic way, instead of just through the glorification it gets in movies, because there is a lot we can learn from the truth.
I personally believe that violence, defined as a violation of personhood, is never the answer.
We are to love one another. We need to cherish. We need to love. We need to appreciate.
Like gentle Jesus.
Jeanne Bishop’s sister – along with her sister’s unborn child and husband – were murdered. Yet Bishop found a way to forgive. After reading her story, I had to ask myself: What would I do, if I were in her shoes?
My views on the death penalty are influenced by my upbringing, beliefs and experiences. It would make sense to call myself a struggling supporter of it – but there are times when the system is deeply flawed.
What does it mean to forgive? And to what extent is the nature of a crime committed so disastrous that death is the only and ultimate punishment given? What is the place of the death penalty in society?
How can we as people of God look past actively seeking vengeance for things that happen in our lives?