Monday, April 10, 2006

As numerous as the grains of sand.....

Yesterday Maria, Miranda, and I had an opportunity to visit "Arlington West" on the beach just beside the Santa Monica Pier. This makeshift graveyard, a project of "Veteran's for Peace," is taken down and reassembled every single day of the week. In that and many other senses it is one of the most powerful expressions of grieving and counting the awful costs of the violence that goes on daily in our world that I have ever witnessed. I thought it was something good to contemplate as our nation considers the road that lies ahead regarding our "enemies." It is hard sometimes to hear, or believe, the words of Jesus in this world. And what, many are now asking, were those words anyway? (Continue reading....)

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