Today I am thinking about how much
We humans have to devalue one another to go to war.
God, when I think of all of the lying that war involves.
Of all the hate and dehumanizing.
It chokes in my throat, and makes it hard for me to breathe.
Was this what it was like for the Hebrews,
walking in the desert,
Is this why you admonished them never to forget
that they were victims of war?
Is this why you promised them a land of milk and honey?
Does this symbolize a land where all people are valued as humans.
Does the promised land signify a place
where Terfs lies about trans individuals are muted
so we do not even hear their voices?
Is this a place where the bullying that
the right honorable judge,
and so many minorities had to stand by
and just take
Is not only unacceptable
If that is the Kingdom,
God–sign me up.
If that is peace,
I want to be there yesterday.
Teach us the ways of war no more, Lord.
Help us to pray for our enemies in such a way,
in such a way that we do NOT dehumanize one another.
Please teach us God.
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