Why am I doing this peace run? It is a question that I have struggled with. It seems that to be human at the most primal level is to love. Our problem as Americans is our complacency, our desire to not see the aftermath of our “Just War”. Here is what results from our soldiers. How can anyone be Christian and a soldier–is that not an oxymoron?  Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount in Matthew says the EXACT opposite:

5:7 Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
5:9 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.