Thursday, December 27, 2007

Some things never change

Approximately 80 years ago my grandfather served in "India" with the Essex regiment as a private soldier in the British Army. As he stood guard at the Khyber Pass between Afghanistan and modern-day Pakistan he witnessed horrors unspeakable. As he recounted his experiences to me during my teenage years I was deeply moved by the tragedy and senseless blood-letting that he described.

Today we witness the same horrors, but instead of only hearing them as the recollections of our forefathers we see them vividly splashed on the internet and the 24 hour news channels. We are saddened to hear today of the assassination of Benazir Bhutto and the continuing violence that rocks our world. Yet, while this is the tragedy of the day, it represents but a small portion of the horror that consumes our world.

"Come quickly, Lord Jesus", we need the reign of the "Prince of Peace".

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