Sunday, December 25, 2005
Never forget that we are called first to be makers of peace. As senseless, endless war rages in Iraq, the Christmas Truce of World War I should give us pause to remember that soldiers do not make wars, generals do. This is a story worth remembering. John McCutcheon wrote a beautiful folk song that tells the story. You can listen to the story and a bit of the song through the Public Radio Exchange. Search "Christmas in the Trenches." Perhaps some troops in Iraq may experience such a moment of peace this year, although the only peace for some is the eternal quiet of the grave.