[Last update: 11 September 2001]

A Christian Responds to Terrorism

We just returned from a Tiskilwa prayer service called for today's events. Sad, but of a good spirit. Not just the Plow Creek folks prayed for forgiving, no vengeance or hate.

Truly tragic, but maybe predictable. Our nation has been on the giving end of such violence so many times, but this is the biggest that the US has received in its own land. As Jesus said, "Put your sword back into its place; for all who take the sword will perish by the sword."

This surely shows the folly of our huge military spending. It does not protect the US from terrorist attacks. Terrorism is often bred by injustice. Working for global justice would bring greater security.

Meg's brother, Pete, works in Manhattan. We haven't heard what his experience was yet, or even if he was in town.

One of the Fitz's (our housemate in the apartment west of us) daughters was flying from Chicago to Los Angeles today, with two little children. She had to land in Kansas City. Fortunately she has a relative there she can stay with.

Pray for peace.

Come and see what the LORD has done. See what amazing things he has done on earth. He stops wars all over the world; he breaks bows and sets shields on fire. "Stop fighting," he says, "and know that I am God, supreme among the nations, supreme over the world." -- Psalm 46.8-10

Love,

Jim


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