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:: Monday, March 17, 2003 ::

I thought that I would have felt some relief after Bush's speech tonight. After all, we're finally done piddling around and getting down to business, right? We're finally bringing justice to an unjust situation, right?

But that's not where I'm at tonight. To the contrary, I feel a bit helpless. World events are spinning out of control. War seems inevitable. I don't like how this is turning out. I don't know how I feel about this war - or even about war in general. Except that I'm disappointed that we're actually going now.

We have not had peace for a long time. Peace is not merely the absence of armed conflict. Neither is disagreement necessarily not peaceful. All sides in this particular conflict have piled accusation upon accusation; people have manipulated and been manipulated; bribes have been offered and taken; self-interest has been promoted; we curse each other - which puts us "in danger of the fire of hell."

I'm not sure I can even say what true justice and peace would look like in this situation or how we would go about getting there. What would Jesus do? I'm not sure if we even know anymore.

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