I'm glad I did. Here's a cogent excerpt:
Let us imagine a Country with an inordinate hatred. A hatred of a People. Whenever words are used to describe the vilified People, they are filled with abject vitriol and fiery contempt. The “enemy” is described as Degenerate, Vermin & Criminal and are threatened with Destruction, Erasure & Annihilation. This creed of vengeance is not a peripheral matter for the country, but is a belief system deeply, deeply set in its marrow. It informs, invigorates, inspires the Country’s actions and, in some forms, serves as its raison d’être. The Country has been in trouble before, has become a pariah state (except for the growing number attracted to its hubris and defiance), has flouted international law and has made promises only to brazenly break them. Again. And again. And again. It is a country preparing for war, but assuring its suspicious partners that it simply wants peace. Just imagine.
And now imagine that when that Country made assurances at pivotal moments (deeply consequential moments) when history could have been irreversibly altered, those with the power to hold that Country to account bent to inertia. They trusted. They soothed themselves. And they hoped. They hoped dearly.
And as aggressions ensued, a bit on their heels, but clinging to inertia, the countries with power bent further. And further. Hoping. Hoping. Always hoping.
But see, we don’t have to imagine. Because this happened.
Please do read the entire piece.
The historical rhyming taking place today demands our attention and more importantly, the attention of our leaders, and frankly, not just our political leaders.
I would love to hear more from our spiritual leaders about what's taking place today and what our role is or should be as things play themselves out.
Pray for leadership, on every level.
I think we're going to need it.