War’s off target. Bombs away from cities!

Artillery, bombs and missiles
Sound like whistles
As their thistles
Rip the life
From people.

Bombs away!
Away from babies,
Mothers and children.
Blow up weapons,
Not people.

Cities are built for people, not for bombardment. Shameful brutality is often called patriotic during war.

War’s off target. It shoots people but doesn’t combat hate.

There are two dead lines in war. Casualties is the line up of dead soldiers; collateral damage is the line up of dead civilians.

Soldiers are trained to be heartless about the cruelty they’re being compelled to commit. They’re trained to be cut off from their conscience, heartless to compassion, and brain dead to questioning orders.

Killing the killer who is ordering the killing seems more justified than killing the soldiers being forced to do the killer’s killing. People following Putin’s orders are causing much death, distress, and destruction.

People are living beings. They are the world’s most valuable and important inhabitants. Treat them well! For every dead person in war, some human being pushed the button or pulled the trigger that killed them.

Countries are just political organizations. A country is the highest human hierarchy that makes rules for people in a defined geographical area.

Every country is only temporary. People matter more than countries. Jesus died for people, not for a country.

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About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences in non-traditional church, called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia." If you need encouragement, search for: Elephants Encouraging The Room and/or check out my Amazon author page. Thank you!
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