Friday, March 21, 2008

Station 8

Simon carries the cross

Luke 23:26

As they led him away, they seized Simon from Cyrene, who was on his way in from the country, and put the cross on him and made him carry it behind Jesus.


Yesterday you received news that after much debate and many long, late hours in session, the Senate and the House have approved a withdrawal of our troops from Iraq. Return trips home will begin at the end of the weekend for some 50,000 troops. Over the next 6 months the remaining troops will also be brought back to American soil.

Today things are different. You hold in your hand the President’s veto of the withdrawal order. “By Order of the Executive Office of the United States of America…”

The war will continue. The troops remain deployed.

An anxious crowd awaits the news. Many are hopeful they will see their loved one soon. Others are angry we are not finishing what we started.

Still we wait…we wait for a timeline. We wait for answers. We wait for peace.

You must share the news.

How do you feel?

Some will cheer.

Others will spit at you and jeer.

Why God?

Why me God?

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