Saturday, August 06, 2005

Remembering Hiroshima

Looking back on 60 years ago when the U.S. dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, it facilitated the peace process. Yet, most of that village of people living in it was torn apart and changed forever. The memorial standing there resembles the pictures of gazebos that Thomas Kinkade may paint. A memorial to show a permanent way to remember those lost on that day.
Today, children from the city floated boats with candles in them to represent the souls of those lost. It is hard to measure the cost of lives gone back then. The mystery of how to achieve peace is difficult when faced when with complex issues. Even when Jesus faced Jerusalem , He wept and stated if you only you knew the way that leads to peace.
Peace between people and nations takes time and it is important to remember sacrifices that are made from time to time for the greater good. May courage strengthen those who are currently on the front lines of battle whether on a warfront or in the marketplace.

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