I find it is quite a difficult thing for me to think about my new year plans and hopes and dreams, when there are hopeless battles being fought in other countries.
My ponderings about where I would like to travel not only seem, but are, ridiculously miniscule and selfish in light of the recent Israel/Palestinian happenings. When Israeli Jewish children are forced to take refuge in bomb shelters, and Palestinian civilians are dieing.
I do believe it is a hopeless battle.
How can one fight an enemy that not only doesn't fear death, but embraces it as martydom? There is no discussion or reasoning available for that.
For an enemy that ignored ceasfire agreements continually.
Is it ever possible to wipe out such a radical and dangerous ideologies?
I do not like the biased and mis-informed news reports the BBC are giving out.
But I do not like that civilians and people who have no choice in the matter are dieing either.
How am I supposed to approach this battle? This situation that is likely to turn into a full out war? How am I supposed to feel about these things, as a person who believes in Jesus, and all that he stands for?
It feels hopeless to me. A hopeless situation.