Whose will in Iraq?

Originally appeared on spirituality.com

A recent article in The Christian Science Monitor highlighted how the neutral phrase “support our troops” is increasingly being used in political debates “to justify various options for the war” in Iraq. (“Homefront salute for soldiers in Iraq,” March 22, 2007.)

This idea that being willing to “support our troops” regardless of one’s politics can itself be politicized led me to ask myself if the concept could be spiritualized. By that I mean, is there a kind of support that can be offered by all, in unity, whatever our political perspective and regardless of which side of this battle or any battle we feel we are on?

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