It's time to be a nation of peace

This Sunday is Veterans Day.It is a day when we, as a nation, remember the sacrifices of the men and women who have served our country in times of both war and peace. For many veterans. it is time when we remember the men and women who served with us who are no longer alive, for some they paid they ultimate price on the battle field.

We are at war again, and young men and women are making the sacrifice once again. But we must see that they are better taken care of than we have sometimes done in the past.

I believe our God, the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, is a God of peace, not a God of war.

War, for me, a United Methodist minister and a Marine Corps combat veteran, goes against all that Jesus taught and lived. It is time that we as a nation and individually need to be keeping peace for the nations and peoples of the world.

It is time we set the example of loving and caring people as Jesus did. When asked what was the great commandment, Jesus replied, "To love God with all your heart, mind and spirit, and your neighbor as yourself."

Let us now go and do likewise.

• The Rev. Bill McCord is a retired Methodist minister and member of the Carson City Ministerial Fellowship.


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