This image from our Te Deum window over the West Doors and around which the new Antiphonal Organ is being raised is one I find striking. I expect it is Saint George but I am not sure. Still, it reminds me of a church and a church history with which I am uncomfortable.
I am an avowed pacifist. I know that many I love disagree with my stance but I am simply unwilling to agree to killing a living being outside of the need for protein.
Life feels quite precious to me and though I know some must kill in order to protect family or their own life, and allow for that, I wonder where it begins and where it stops.
Pia Melody who writes on co-dependence and many other things says that we humans need a scapegoat. We search for one and we find one and we destroy that one. I see it in families. I see it on staffs of business, diocese and church. I see it in government and in society. Pia says, and I agree, that if there were no more scapegoating, there would be no more murder, no more fighting and no more war.
Today I wonder what that kind of world would look like and how we might make choices today towards world peace.