Friday, May 25, 2012
I'm off this morning to spend the Memorial Day weekend at Pyramid Lake in Essex County. As a volunteer for Pyramid Life Center, I'll be readying guest rooms for a busy season of programs at this place of peaceful retreat on one of the most beautiful mountain lakes in the Adirondacks. While sweeping up mouse dirt and making up beds, I'll be thinking of all those who suffer through wars: the soldiers, of course, who bravely serve the bidding of their leaders, right or wrong, but also the millions and millions and millions of innocent noncombatants for whom no monuments are raised nor parades are held. May God grant us leaders wise enough to understand the terrible sinfulness and futility of war.