"i beg you with my whole heart"

i do think about war a lot. i just don't want to talk about it or write about it. it kind of fits in that realm of "politics" that i try to stay away from.
not because i'm scared but because people get scary when they talk about politics and i just like to avoid it.

and war is a double whammy. people are pretty opinionated about war already plus it's politics. i'm not scared to talk about it, not scared to talk about what i'm thinking --> i just find it unwise. not sure any good would come from talking about it with most people because of how upset they tend to get over these types of topics.

but i do think about it a lot.
"just war" theory. (& is there even such a thing or is it an oxymoron?)
the "holy war" mentality that seems to be pretty popular in America.
war for the sake of stopping genocide.
but most importantly - what does Jesus think about war? what would He say today?

anyway, none of us will probably ever solve all this either. but none of this is my point for this post.

no matter where you land with your opinions about war, surely we can all resonate with this letter that Mother Teresa wrote to the leaders of 2 warring countries years ago:

“I beg you with my whole heart to work for, to labor for God’s peace and to be reconciled with one another… In the short term there may be winners and losers in this war that we all dread, but that never can, nor never will justify the suffering, pain, and loss of life which your weapons will cause… please choose the way of peace… You may win the war but what will the cost be on people who are broken, disabled and lost.”
            -  letter to President Bush & Saddam Hussein in January, 1991

that's all i really wanted to post.