It may seem difficult to comprehend why wars must take place.
We see on television the destruction of properties and the
destruction of lives, especially on the lives of children.
War doesn't only destroy what is tangible. War leads to other
disasters. And war creates a hollow space not only in our
planet but also even in our very existence as God's creation.
The world has been so much filled with sad events. People's
cares were diverted from simple things to complicated ones.
The very essence of existence which is enjoying life to the
fullest, has been overshadowed by fear caused by crimes, wars,
and economic upheavals
Here in our country, political leaders have been warring
against each other. There has been conflicts among policy
makers among the national government down to the local levels.
People have been divided all over. And these divisions would
always end up in conflict.
Even in our locality, we have experiences that
soon might cause a remarkable division of our people. At present,
the different sectors of our community have started to speak
out and come out in the open. Even the youth are now brave
enough to stand for their rights so that their voice could
If only people would realize that wars would never end if
they would continue to speak alone and never listen to the
other side. Conflicts arise because everyone insists on what
he stands for and never gives the other side a chance to lay
out and speak what's in his mind.
But the war that is very hard to resolve is the war within
one's self, Big wars always start with small wars. Big conflicts
always start with small conflicts. Not a single war could
be settled if no one would listen to the other and end up
with a compromise or settle things harmoniously. It only takes
a matter of listening with the heart for wars to be resolved.
The time to stop and think for what life is all about never
stops. We can never tell what's going to happen to each one
of us each day. Everyone has a war to wage, a war that needs
life as a sacrifice and yet a war that requires life to be
preserved, lived, and enjoyed.
Each moment that we live is a battle - a battle against
corruption; a battle against immorality; a battle against
spirituality; a battle against selfish motives; a battle against
greed for power and money; a battle against material things
and the desire to acquire more; and the worst is, a battle
against God and His creation for those who defy life and the
meaning of life.
As wars go on, let us stop and think of what we do to our
own lives. If ever a decision comes and there is a need of
redirecting our lives regardless of who we are and what we
do, then at least, we can end wars - within ourselves, within
our organization, within our country, and within the Plane