Tuesday, December 14, 2004

The Questing Cat

Revised 12/15
I found another great post by The Questing Cat today. He was the inspiration for my previous post Post Combat Life Savers (P-CLS) . In it he mulls the reason we’re in Iraq. Here is my comment to him.

Did you hear about the statue commissioned by the 4th ID from an Iraqi sculptor for display back home at Ft. Hood? It had a kneeling GI with bowed head before an inverted rifle, helmet and a pair of boots. Behind him, was a small girl with her hand on his shoulder. If the Iraqis want to honor those who sacrificed for their freedom, they should reproduce this statue but ensure that the girl holds a book in her other hand. Then the children of Iraq will show they understand. And they can devote the 25th of December, birthday of the Muslim prophet Jesus, to contemplation, remembrance and study. And I bet that would be enough. You and your comrades are doing God's work. Be safe and Godspeed!

Here is a link to the Wall Street Journal Article.
We do it because we don't want our children to have to suffer from the same things we did in the future. We do it because Jesus taught us to let the children come to Him. We do it because it is the right thing to do, as we were taught in

Mathew 18:

At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of them, and said, “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever humbles himself like this child, he is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me; but whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a great millstone fastened round his neck and to be drowned in the depth of the sea.
Update 12/16 - The children of Iraq are quick studies.


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