Turks and Syrians

A Syrian plane shot down a Turkish  plane that had offended them by straying across the boundary that separates Syria from Turkey. Turkey claims the intrusion into Syrian air space was an error and that the plane was already in international air space when it was shot down.  Turkey is a member of NATO, so representatives of the  NATO nations are gathering to consult and decide what should be done  to Syria for its offensive act.

In the Kingdom of God there would be no boundary between Syria and Turkey, no war planes, no missiles, no defense departments and no aggression.  But if all of those mechanisms did exist,  Good will and forgiveness would quickly bring Syrians and Turks together.

This is what we pray for when we say, “Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.  Imagine that, and pray.

About Martin Lehman

I was born 92 years ago, the son of a Mennonite pastor and organic gardener in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. At age 10 I was baptized as a member of the Marion Mennonite Church. I own the "Old Fool" moniker because I want to walk the Jesus Way even though the world and much of the church takes me as a fool for doing so. In my life I have moved from being a young conservative to an elderly radical. I tell that story in My Faith Journey posted on my website.
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1 Response to Turks and Syrians

  1. Larry Ford says:

    I enjoyed you comment about the Syrian-Turkish situation and totally agree with it. I enjoyed being with you on this morning’s birdwalk. I hope you come back. I’ll keep in touch with your blog as well.

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