Yes, a war is inevitable. Firstly, there’s you fellows who can’t be trusted. And then there’s the multitude who mean to have bathrooms and white enamel. Millions of them; all over the world. Not merely here. And there aren’t enough bathrooms and white enamel in the world to go round.
Her father’s shadow looked sadly down at her. “You can never forget what you do in a war, September my love. No one can. You won’t forget your war either.
This is what the LORD requires of every man; to do justice, to love mercy and to humbly work with God.
It might be added, too, that it takes something more than preponderance of numbers to win a battle….
Life is pain. War is change. The raw materials of life hammered and shaped into something with a purpose.
Telling us to obey instinct is like telling us to obey ‘people.’ People say different things: so do instincts. Our instincts are at war… Each instinct, if you listen to it, will claim to be gratified at the expense of the rest.
The study of scriptures is a weapon of war.
Make not the scars of yesterday
Make you bitter today
Yesterday has passed
And like water in a river once passed
Can never be returned
The KhoiSan Book of Wisdom
Ah my friend, if you and I could escape this fray and live forever, never a trace of age, immortal, I would never fight on the front lines again or command you to the field where men win fame.
I lay in my bed night after night staring at the ceiling and thinking, Why have I survived the war? Why was I the last person in my immediate family to be alive? I didn’t know.