On Memorial Day we honor the American combatants who were killed in one of our many wars. In various places we have memorialized the war dead with statues and plaques and stained glass windows.
Daily we pass these pieces of stone and metal and glass, largely oblivious to what they signify.
|Henri Matisse’s “The Dream”|
When many of our service women and men return home, they do so with shattered bodies and hearts and souls. A tidal wave of disabled veterans is crashing against our shores.
|Pablo Picasso’s “A Dream”|
And so, let’s look at how our siblings are doing. Their condition will help guide us in the pursuit of God’s Dream, the divine vision of peace and justice.
|Vermont Nicolae’s “Dreaming”|
In Jesus Christ, God raises up what has been cast down. And we are the Body of Christ. We are his hands and his feet. And through our hands Jesus is making a New Heaven and a New Earth. That is the fitting monument to all who have suffered and fallen to the unspeakable violence of war.