Monday, July 31, 2006
Why Is There War?
This AM, my four year old got a hold of the front page of the local paper before me. Usually, that is not so troubling. But these days, you never know what is going to be the cover picture. This AM, there was a picture of a rescue worker holding a dead child amidst some bombed out rubble in Lebanon. My son asks, "What's that?" I explain. He says, "Daddy, why is there war?" I reply, it's when people can't find a way to live together peacefully. Unsatisfied, he asks the same question several times. How would you explain this to a four year old?