Terror and Meekness

A total of 15 Canadian soldiers and one diplomat have died since 2002 when Canada first became involved in Afghanistan following the ouster of the hardline Taliban regime.

This weekend 3 more soldiers were killed. War, this war, like all wars are complicated and leave us perplexed and paralysed.

Is it possible to find and commit to a Christian position?

“Do you think that [Jesus] was sent [by God], as might be supposed, to establish some sort of political sovereignty [tyrannis], to inspire fear and terror? Not so. But in gentleness and meekness He sent him… Christians are not distinguished from the rest of humanity either in locality or in speech or in customs. For they do not dwell somewhere in cities of their own, neither do they use some different language… But while they dwell in cities of Greeks and Barbarians as the lot of each is cast… the constitution of their citizenship is nevertheless quite amazing and admittedly paradoxical. They dwell in their own countries, but only as sojourners… Every country is a fatherland to them, and every fatherland is a foreign country.” (The Epistle of Mathetes to Diognetus)

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