Friday, January 9, 2009

eSeed: What Causes Wars?

Read James 4:1-2 TLB

A boy asked, “Dad, what causes war?”

Political factors,” he answered.

“You’re wrong,” interrupted the mother, “let me tell you.”

As the argument raged, the boy said, “Never mind. You’ve shown me.”

St. James asked the same question, only he answered it. “What causes…fights among you? Isn’t it because there’s a whole army of evil desires within you? You want what you don’t have, so you kill to get it…And yet the reason you don’t have what you want is that you don’t ask God for it.”

Peace begins with God. When we desire to please God and not ourselves, we’ll have peace.

What this world needs is a better me.

Prayer: Oh God, we have strayed too far from Thee. As we now come close to Thee we feel Thee coming close to us. Grant us such devotion of heart and strength of will that we may never leave Thee: through Christ. Amen.

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