Everyday Spirituality

Everyday Spirituality


The Syria Challenge

posted by Cheryl Petersen

I have to admit, it would be disheartening to attack Syria. Why do so many people have to suffer for a few cruel nincompoops who want power over others?

Even if experts are able to confiscate all the chemical weapons from Syria, the root of the problem (nefarious, twisted, gross thinking), is still there.

Sadly, nefarious thinking is everywhere. Oddly, I discovered similarities between my mind and the circumstances on this side of the world.

How often do I let my human ego poison my God-given humility?

How often do politicians gag us with false promises?

How often do religions get sneaky and despicably deadening?

As a freelance writer, when I go get stories, I need to watch and make sure I do so with respect for others, not as if they have little worth.

Humanity has yet to rise above attacking one another, but I do pray for the most peaceful solution to the problem in Syria.



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