May you never.
Have you ever said that to a child, a loved one or a friend?
Even if it is only the description of your 20 mile uphill walk to school and back.
It is our greatest wish that our “family” never have to repeat the pain and problems that we have endured as individuals and societies.
But we have a tendency to continually repeat, or see repeated, those very same issues we have warned and been warned against.
World War 1 was the “War to end all wars”.
100 years later we do not seem to have gotten the message.
In the 60s Dr. Martin Luther King “Had a Dream” for all mankind.
Did we forget that “dream”?
In Proverbs 3:5, the “father” begs his son to
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.”
And yet what did the son and the sons of sons continuously do?
In the song “Where have all the Flowers Gone” the poignant question is asked,
“When will they ever learn?”
The Bible is a remembrance of sin and forgiveness of sins, over and over again, so that we may see the error of our ways and return to God.
As we come to another Memorial Day let us remember all of the errors that we have committed against the Lord, Our God. May we learn from them and may we never lean on our own under-standing, but trust the Lord in all things.