WHY WE SHOULD CARE
The events occurred more than a century ago, 101 years to be exact. On November 11, 1918, at 11 o’clock in the morning, the Armistice called for the guns to stop. That war that seemed so far from us here in America had a profound influence on us as a Nation. But as time went on, many thought of our Nation as Fortress America, apart from the world until Pearl Harbor.
The poverty and lack of freedom in many parts of the world affect us whether we want them to or not. We should care because as Christians we are called to serve the world not just one small part of it. We are called to work for peace as we remember the sacrifices many have given for it.
Now, many think that we can isolate ourselves from the rest of the world again. But just as each individual state contributes to the fabric that is America, so does each individual country and people contribute to the fabric that makes our world. We are in it together and will sink or swim together. We cannot isolate ourselves from the rest of the world.