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Spiritual Life: All of us must value each other

PUBLISHED: 09:30 02 September 2017

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A couple of weeks ago I visited a former teaching colleague.

As I drove along, I was reminded of another, mutual colleague, who during the Cuban Missile Crisis of the 1960s, cancelled the papers, switched off the radio, preferring to live in ignorance.

Also, as the tone of the rhetoric is ramped up between President Trump and North Korea, I think back to my National Service days, when most of the NCOs were veterans of the Korean war.

War and the breakdown of relationships between individuals have many causes. In a tense and difficult situation it is important to think carefully about the language used, rather than fan the flames with threats that are imprecise, and leave room for any sort of doubt about precisely what will happen if…………

We have stumbled into war many times simply because it was not clear “where we drew the line”,

Life expectancy today for some is higher than it has ever been, yet the world we live in is a very dangerous place.

Over us all hangs the threat of nuclear war as never before, and as we simply go about our everyday lives there are terrorist threats from those who want to force us into “their” mould, and some are working as slaves.

What I think is needed is that all of us, leaders of nations as well as ordinary people, value each other as having been made in the image of God, and treat others as they would expect to be treated.


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