Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Peace...

I'm at the Texas Tea & Coffee House in McGregor. I came here while Robert is taking a test at Dell. Several minutes ago a group of ladies took their place a couple of tables behind me. I paid them no attention. I just got out of my seat to empty my bladder (in the restroom.) On the way back I noticed one of the ladies at the table is none other than than the world's most famous war protester, Cindy Sheehan.

I want to go up to her and tell her I'm sorry for the loss of her son. Sad thing is, she probably has people say that all the time to her from both ends of the political spectrum. Some are sorry for her loss because they believe it a horrible war. Some are sorry for her loss because they believe it a just war. As I'm listening to her speak to her friends about average everyday things, I wonder if anyone shares her pain for any other reason than to further their politial position.

I sure hope so.

4 comments:

John said...

You're goin' down sucka'. Or maybe we can be friends. Maybe we could unite our forces to take down Mardel's, Compass, and Family Christian.

Aaron said...

I can't imagine the pain she has been through, and like all the families of fallen soldiers, she deserves credit for the personal sacrifice she has made for our country.

But if her pain has been politicized, the responsibility for that falls entirely on her. There are plenty of mothers of fallen soldiers who know the kind of real sympathy you are talking about because they did not turn their sons into political causes.

Liz said...

this would happen to you craig. craziness...

Singleton said...

Craig- this is the most practical example of something that I read a while back (New Kind of Christian). I've struggled trying to figure out what not falling on "the line" and operating somewhere above or other-than the line might look like. I think this is a great example. People viewed as people in the most holy sense. Very nice.