I got an email from Ann Herlin today, telling me what the Austin Seminary radicals are up to. They’re commemorating the 4000th soldier killed in Iraq. But not just in Iraq:
“Elsewhere in the world we have seen, and are seeing, similar evils unfold in Beirut, Tibet, Sderot, Columbia, El Salvador and Nicaragua, Gaza, Virginia Tech University, Jerusalem, Helmand, Kosovo, Darfur, the Congo and Rwanda, and on and on. The human capacity to warrant the shattering of individuals and communities seems to be endless.
And so we erect crosses, for us Christians a sign of immeasurable evil, and inexhaustible hope. It is also a call, at a minimum, to witness to the suffering of the world, place by place, people by people. Having witnessed, the greater call is to respond with what power and skills God has placed in our hands, to be instruments of peace.”