Remembrance Sunday

Sermon preached at unspecified location, 12 November 1989

It is a bit of a shock when you announce quite smugly that you don’t have any enemies, to be told, “well, you haven’t fought any worthwhile battles, then!” The fact that there are conflicts is only a way of confirming that we are alive. There are too many people, however, who are prepared to go on being half-dead. Taking no real interest in affairs around, allowing others to ride rough-shod and to allow injustice to go unchallenged. This is true not only of the minor skirmishes of daily living that we all face at times, but also of the international conflicts with which world history is patterned.

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