Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Five Years Later

The Iraq War is now five years old. Five years of injured and dead soldiers and Iraqi citizens. Five years of chaos in the streets of Iraq and grief in America and around the world. In the newspaper this morning President Bush was quoted as saying that the war "was worth it" and he has had "no doubts" about the war. I don't know about you, but I would feel a lot more comfortable with a president who has a few doubts. Who can ravage a country and send thousands of our men and women into harms way with out a few doubts?

A sister-blogger offered this prayer on the Fifth Anniversary of the war along with some suggestions on promoting peace. Apparently the anniversary of the war falls on the Catholic Feast of St. Joseph, who was certainly an example of peace. Thanks to Sister Susan Rose Francois and may we all, in our various traditions, pray for peace in our world.

God of Peace, grant peace to the people of Iraq, the United States and the entire world. Give us the strength and wisdom to follow the path of peace. May Joseph's life of faith inspire us to trust in your abiding love, especially in times of struggle and uncertainty. We ask this in Jesus' name. Amen.

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