A racial war
To kill and maim
And wreck our shores.
A president should
Enforce the laws,
Not flout them to
Pursue a cause.
Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life: You should mind your own business and work with your hands, just as we told you.
~1 Thessalonians 4:11
The tragedy of WWI reminds us what excessive ambitions, an unwillingness to listen to each other and violations of liberties lead to, Russia’s president said. He was speaking at the opening ceremony of the memorial to the Heroes of WWI in Moscow.
According to Putin, the memorial is not only “a tribute to the great deeds,” but also a warning that “this peace is fragile.”
“And we have to guard peace. And remember that the most valuable thing on Earth is a peaceful and quiet life,” he added.
Numerous examples in world history show “what a terrible price” is paid if human rights and liberties are violated for the sake of serving vested interests.
“Humankind should grasp one truth: violence generates violence. And the way to peace and prosperity is made up of good will and dialogue, and the memory of the lessons of the last wars.”
He added that Russia stepped for strong and trusting relationships between the countries throughout the centuries.
Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. 2 Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. 3 For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. 4 When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.
When going’s tough,
The world absurd,
Take time to pray
And read God’s Word.
Photo credit: Bob Mayfield
When you come to the Land, you shall plant trees.
וְכִי תָבֹאוּ אֶל הָאָרֶץ וּנְטַעְתֶּם כָּל עֵץ
v’-KHEE ta-vo-U el ha-A-retz u-n’-ta-TEM kol aytz