Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Rumors of War

Okay, so the whole North Korea thing freaks me out a little. I happen to like my life without thinking of a nuclear bomb dropping on me. I have visited both atomic bomb museums in Japan. Not pretty sites.

But it's amazing, how a little shock back to the reality of life gets you thinking. It's so easy to be fully irritated by that guy who cut your off in traffic or annoyed when you have to explain something for the 100th time to an adult who should be fully capable of having listened the first 99 times. But really these moments in time, these tiny challenges to our grace and compassion as human beings are small tests for the greater reality of something like war. How in the world can I expect the nations to get something like nuclear weapons and poverty figured out if I can't even keep myself from yelling at that guy who almost rammed into me today because he wanted to shave a few seconds off of his commute?

Peace begins and ends in my heart, my life. And that's really all I can be concerned with.

But I still really hope there is no war.

5 comments:

Kathryn said...

Amy, very well said.

I watched a CBC documentary piece on North Korean society last night. . it was disturbing. Those poor people are so impoverished, they are brainwashed, out of the loop, deprived of freedom. . yet they have this humungous military force, to which all priority is given and into which all resources flow. I was shocked and outraged. . . I'm sure the vets from the Korean war are just beyond distressed at this. . To see N.K. in such a time warp is so odd. People have no access to technology, no way to find out what's really going on. . i could not believe what i was seeing.

The whole nuclear thing. . I'm trying to keep myself from becoming afraid. . Don't you feel so odd with the way the world is? So many trouble spots. . yes, even without our own North American society we have our troubles. .but for the most part a lot of us have a peaceful, enjoyable life. .

Kat said...

"How in the world can I expect the nations to get something like nuclear weapons and poverty figured out if I can't even keep myself from yelling at that guy who almost rammed into me today because he wanted to shave a few seconds off of his commute?"

Conviction, anyone? :-)

Good words Amy.

Lisa said...

Man, it's more of a reality over here. I mean I live in Mongolia, who nobody pays any attention to, but it's still reality because of the huge Korean population. Half of my class is from South Korea, so it's been a big discussion among everyone. It's scary to here talk of a war that could involve a nuclear bomb. The US of coarse will be involved if it happens. How much scarier is that. I don't think about to much, or I try not to. Utopia is a dream right?

Lisa said...

Man, it's more of a reality over here. I mean I live in Mongolia, who nobody pays any attention to, but it's still reality because of the huge Korean population. Half of my class is from South Korea, so it's been a big discussion among everyone. It's scary to here talk of a war that could involve a nuclear bomb. The US of coarse will be involved if it happens. How much scarier is that. I don't think about to much, or I try not to. Utopia is a dream right?

Amy said...

I agree Kathryn about North Korea. It's heartbreaking and I wish there was something we could do to help them. I just don't get what goes on there at all. The world does seem at great unrest...the Middle East, North Korea, etc...

Lisa, I have definitely thought about you over there, and about the heart the youth have for NK. You all are in my thoughts!

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