Today marks the third anniversary of the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq. Now, $250 billion dollars and 2,300 U.S. military deaths later, it appears that we're there to stay in order to prevent a complicated civil war between shi'ite and sunni Muslims. This post breaks this blog's usual silence on political issues so I am treading carefully. In no way do I want to undermine the work our military has done in Iraq or opine with easy solutions to the morass there. From these I shall refrain.
However, there is a better way. It is the way of Jesus, the prince of Peace and the lover of enemies. I'm not advocating that our troops put down their weapons and embrace the insurgents. What I am advocating is that this situation, now more than ever, needs our prayers and the involvement of agents of peace to remind our government and society that war doesn't have to be the first nor best solution. "Peacemakers who sow in peace raise a harvest of righteousness." - James 3:18