This is what I did yesterday.

It was a bright, cold morning. remembracne 2014

People gathered from all around, the road was closed for a short while, and as I led the people we began the two minute silence as the clock struck eleven.

Holy One

This month of November is a time for remembering
and, even though we strive to remember the true cost of war. Somehow the world forgets.
The politicians, and leaders, posture and gesticulate.
And the people suffer.
The politicians discuss policy; call each other names and make threats.
And the people suffer.

Will we ever learn?
Will we ever achieve the peace the fallen fought for?
How many wars?
How many lives?
How many cities, and temples, and churches?
How many women, and children, how many men
will it take?

Holy One
Help us to remember
and be the voice for the voiceless ones
Amen


Julie Rennick is a Church of Scotland minister, serving a rural community in the village of Earlston in the Scottish Borders. She blogs at A Country Girl, writes for Spill the Beans and contributed to the RevGals book, There’s a Woman in the Pulpit


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