I wish to encourage the America government to end its war in the Middle East.
Bishop Fulton J. Sheen (1895-1979), one of the most remarkable Americans of the 20th century once remarked: "Unless souls are saved, nothing is saved; there can be no world peace unless there is soul peace." Indeed the Kingdom of God is within each and everyone of us. And this is where the battle for peace is truly fought. If will never happen in Iraq, Afghanistan or anywhere else where there are killings taking place for violence begets only violence.
Bishop Sheen once said that three things are necessary for peace: the subjection of the passions to the intellect, the subjection of the body to the soul and the subjection of the whole person to God. Once these are achieved we become cleansed of past sins and safeguarded from committing future sins of selfishness, greed,lust and pride.
Man has nothing to lose but the chains of sin, which darkens his intellect and weakens his will. By throwing off sin through the merits of Christ, man becomes a child of God, an heir of Heaven, enjoying inner peace in this life and even amidst its trials, and an ultimate and final ecstasy of love in heaven. Only by dying in Christ and by conquering oneself can true peace be achieved.
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada