Monday, November 11, 2013

Remembering the Dead

Sunday Morning Sermon - Nov 10 2013

"Death leaves a heartache no one can steal, love leaves a memory no one can steal" - taken from a headstone in Ireland.

Poppy day is just around and remembering the war dead from the many wars that have passed before has become a vital part of our lives in November.

Ian Hussein, director for the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC), states that the act of remembering the dead of the First and Second World War, is an important message in helping avoid future wars. Describing the remembrance period as "highly significant", he said: "It's to pay tribute to those who gave their lives but also to remember this is part of our history. It's very important to understand what happened, why it happened and what can be done in the future to prevent future conflict."

But is this really a fact of life?

We have, surely, seen the Vietnam war, the conflicts in Korea & Cambodia, The Cold War, 911 and its aftermath of the many wars still raging in Iraq & Afghanistan, The Palestinian mess, and now the many upheavals and flies burning around the globe. 

How has remembering the war dead helped to keep these fires from erupting, time and again?

War and conflict are a part and parcel of human society as long as borders remain intact and people think in terms of nationality, ethnicity, and tribes. Even with the emergence of the Global Village concept, massive migrations, and even people seeking asylum and refugee status in many far away lands, the differences that spur conflict still remains.

What is the best way to remove this brainwashed ideology from our minds?

We are all different even if we belong to a particular group, sect or community. Each human is unique in his or her own special way. Even twins and triplets do have teir variances however identical they may look. on the outside.

No one can fathom the soul of a living being. Its only the possessor who will be able to comprehend it fully.

Its time to wake up and live like real human beings.


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