Query of the Month: Query on PEACE …
Do we maintain a prophetic witness to the life and power which takes away the occasion of all wars? Do we take our part in the ministry of reconciliation between individuals, groups, and nations?
Have we considered whether the seeds of war may be nourished by the way we treasure our possessions? Have we thought about the structural violence imbedded in our economic, political, and legal systems? Is our manner of participation in these systems consistent with obedience to the living spirit?
Have we considered what portion of our federal taxes and investments is used for military purposes and how these might be used for making peace? Do we live out our testimony against violence and against military training and preparation for war as being inconsistent with the creative work of the living God?