Thought for the Week
LIKE many people, I have been greatly concerned by the bellicose rhetoric that is banded about from some of the most powerful leaders in our world today.
We hear of nuclear prowess from Kim Jongun, the leader of North Korea, as he boasts of missiles that can now reach the United States of America.
President Donald Trump retaliates with even more pugilistic tones when he says that the time for talking is over, and that North Korea will feel the force of power previously unleashed until now.
We could be on the brink of something very sinister and extremely dangerous.
Albert Camus once said, ‘Peace is the only battle worth waging’.
Desmond Tutu said: ‘If you want to make peace, you don’t talk to your friends, you talk to your enemies.’
How do we make peace in a world that is so filled with war and fighting and hate?
We may not have an answer, but we do have to keep asking the question.
We have to strive for peace in the present or there won’t be a future.
Weapons have become so sophisticated that the world could be blown apart at the click of a button.
We remember the words: ‘the pen is mightier than the sword’, but what of the unleashing of nuclear weapons?
What on earth could stop the devastation that would cause? In scripture we hear the call for people ‘to beat their swords into plowshares till there is war no more’.
This call for peace has echoed throughout time for centuries and we are still calling for peace. Time is running out if we are to save this planet from nuclear oblivion.
Pray for peace every moment of every day.