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Advent waiting

Foreboding drenched in expectation

As I write, the United States is bombing Afghanistan and dropping food packets to that country's citizens. This war differs from others in that dichotomy of action. We support the war on terrorism, dusting off a sense of patriotism that resonates with us in this time of terror more than in our privileged lives of peace.

Rarely has my sense of morality led me to believe in solutions that called for the taking of human life. I wasn't alive when past situations of this magnitude occurred. My untested philosophy is battered by today's harsh realities.

War leaves me spiritually searching.


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